a life of a music major pt.2: We used my reel to reel tape recorder and some mediocre mics to record our rehearsals for our own scrutiny. About three weeks before we were to do our dissertation, we received a notice that our day for playing was moved up a week because the professor evaluating us wasn’t going to be available for our scheduled performance. We weren’t ready to play a complicated one hour composition quite yet and the extra week may have helped a lot to have it ready. The professor who was going to evaluate us was brutal and we needed all the time we could get.
I ended up taking time off from work to rehear...
My Daily Guitar Practice Routine and Philosophy: My lifelong goal has been to master the guitar and to improvise and explore new areas and especially to avoid
repeating my self or what Larry Coryell calls 'finger patterns'.
My 3 parts in practicing consist of:
1. Rudiments - Technical maintenance and expansion including chords.
2. Expansion exercises I wrote for myself.
3. Exploration & conceptual improvisational exhaustion.
Mostly I improvise to the Jamie Aeborsold play to records starting medium tempo. Also on my exercises I start with
3 note studies (double not exercises) without the use of the metronome (and breaking up ...