Blusician

Very Musical Start of the Week

Written on January 5, 2016   By   in Blues, Jazz, Music, Music

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On Monday and Tuesday of this week I spent a total of about 12 hours of logged and unlogged time covering rhythm and focusing on rhythm alone. Most of late Sunday and Monday were focused on the timing of rhythms, using hand claps and foot taps. This was supplemented with some drum time, which I do believe helped immensely. Then yesterday (Tuesday) I kept on focusing on timing within the rhythms, while also listening to the actual rhythms and practicing many of them until I could play them. Rhythm is really the other half of what we are doing, and I have realized that I have not paid enough attention in this area.

Today I am looking forward to starting a Jazz and Blues song list. To start with I have the following songs from iRealPro:
1) Kindhearted Woman Blues – Robert Johnson
2) Freestyle Blues Jazz 12 bars X6 – warmup
3) Adam’s Apple – Wayne Shorter
4) Gravity – John Mayer
This is a mellow start and not too complex, but at least gives the start of the playlist. I will also add the Croatian Waltz to the mix to make it an even five.

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