Thursday, 26 November 2009

Doldrums cleared

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 ....

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Bleurgh !

Well a dose of 'flu or something has put pay to all those good intentions. Let's start that again shall we.... ?

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Sleeves up !

Time to knuckle down and apply myself to the Satin Doll Chord/Melody, Comping, Head and Improv videos for JBGI !

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

But still gigging

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 !

Monday, 9 November 2009


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.