I’ve been very busy this month so I couldn’t upload anything. I guess I’ll never manage to post once a week or at least twice a month. Too bad… Still I manage to log 65 hours of playing, played a concert with the conservatory and participated in a jam session. It was a good month !
Any way, here is a cover of the Mooch we played live in one of the conservatory concert. hope you like it.
CA. 1935 – CAPTION: A publicity shot of Duke Ellington. CREDIT: DUKE ELLINGTON COLLECTION.
This month has been great for many reasons: first of all, everybody’s fine around me ! Then I managed to log 73 hours of guitar practice. I never played that much. It more than 2 hours a day, which is -very- good considering my situation.
Also I went back to music school. This time I’m not only participating to the music workshop, but I also take instrument classes and musical theory classes. This very interesting.
So first lesson was on chords melody. Here is a sample applied to fly me to the moon.
I’ve been preparing another concert in june, and here are two songs I could save from the show.
it’s another work shop I’m in, and we prepared 7 tunes, but not everything was listenable (equalisation pb, some players not ready etc…). The band is composed of a piano and a trumpet player. We also recently found a bass player, so the song will get more structured soon.
yet another adaptation from an Erik Satie piece: “Le tennis”.
Actually, we prepared two songs for an event around Erik Satie’s compositions. So here is song number two. The harmony is not as triky as the Comédie Italienne, but it’s still complicated to solo over some kind of funky groove.