The deed is done, video of Satin Doll chord-melody, comping and 2 choruses of soloing - complete with clams a plenty - submitted. Annoyed with myself due to general hamfistedness, that this is the tune I've played probably longer than anything else, and I was suffering from acute Red Light Fever - this borne about struggling with using a Mac Mini for video recoding for the first tine (actually editing was the hardest part, iMovie was more counter-intuitive than I realised).
Seemingly every time I think I've nailed it I review the Satin Doll lessons and think "Woah ! Wrong chord !" or something similar. I am getting a bit jaded with this tune - I need to record a video and move on a bit ...
I think I've now removed all Geekery distractions (finally !) - so my Mac can now record webcams. Now I need to knuckle down for my Satin Doll assignment ! Back to Anarchy workshop tonight - first real playing session since 2 weeks before Christmas.
A great week. 'Flu passed, jazz anarchy workshop on Monday to loosen up, superb gig on Tuesday. 5 shapes were falling off my fingers willy nilly. Even managed a bit of "mandolin" style picking (that just came out of nowhere).
Played the Satin Doll chord/melody, and comped using 3 finger and 4 finger chords on alternative choruses at the anarchy wokshop - sounds like a cool free form thing - it isn't - it's frequently chaotic, but the people are nice. Don't feel I'm learning much there any more, maybe it's time ....
Off to monthly bandstand gig tonight, and actually looking forward to it. I'm pretty sure I need to cut back on the weekly workshop as we play the same tunes over and over. I'm not getting much, if anything out of it - need to have more focussed practice !
I seem to be going in fits and starts, and at the moment due to that major inconvenience - life - it's proving hard to apply myself to study. Gigs haven't helped, playing once, twice or three times a week of late have left me a bit guitarded.
The excellent Jimmy Bruno Guitar Institute JBGI has really moved me forward. But I seem to have it a brick wall for now.