Improvisation today. We did some rhythms and playing Bb blues. I have been practising Tenor Madness but we didn't play it today. We will probably be doing it next week as well as building up rhythms some more.
In the meantime I will be transcribing the solo.
End of my first week back at Edinburgh College (just merged). Its has been great and I feel excited about it. lots of work to do already. Improvisation was great fun on Tuesday, lots of rhythms and singing. I will be researching Count Basie's Band tracks this week and practising C minor pentatonic riffs.
Composition sounds really interesting this year. Choosing two pieces to analyse and I will then be composing. I think I'll look at film music with a world flavour.
Performance is on Thursdays this year and people did really well to play at the first week. There was some interesting feedback about things like playing the piece at the pace you can play the most difficult part - or even slowing down and making this a deliberate feature of the tune. Practicing the bits you can't play rather than the bits you can.
I have also started using a Practice book.
Played in strings group and folk band. I sent in a few tunes to Folk Band and we played those today.
Choir starts up next week. Really looking forward to recording and music technology. Almost got instrument tuition set up and I am trying out bows this week too.