I love it and I hate it all at the same time. I love listening and I hate listening. I like playing it and I most definitely hate it. Why?!!! When I was young it was nearly impossible to tear me away from it. I wanted so badly to learn and be a good player. … Continue reading What Is It About Music?
Well it has been a while since I've posted here. If fact, it has been a while since I have practiced on a consistent basis. When I started working last march it got harder and harder to practice. Then I began getting stressed out at work, eventually quitting just a few months ago. In the … Continue reading Hello Again
For some reason I have always found the blues hard to navigate. The tunes are usually pretty simple, easy to hear, yet, I can't do without hitting some crap notes. I try to do a lot of listening. Especially to tunes that feature sax players doing what I cannot. I'd like to share a tune … Continue reading Scrap Iron
Soo.. Went to rehearsal yesterday with the band I was telling you about in previous posts. There was a different drummer. A better drummer. What a difference! We got a lot of work done in a short amount of time. May be ready to gig much quicker than I was anticipating. And I was having … Continue reading Malawi Bay
Wow! I had not realized how much I like motorcycle riding. On April 23, 2014, the final drive shaft on the bike broke. I think it was a little over 3 years before it got repaired. As a gift for Christmas in 2017, my children's mom and husband had the bike repaired for me. … Continue reading Motorcycle or Saxophone
Well, the first rehearsal with the band I mentioned in my last past went okay. However, I would be lying if I said it was great. It is a start up group and the members are not definite yet. The two vocalist are pretty solid. The bass player seems to be pretty good, but, the … Continue reading A New Band
So, I got a call earlier today and was invited to be a part of a new band forming up. They will be playing R&B, funk, classic hits of rock and roll and more. On Saturday I will go to a rehearsal to see what I can add to the group. It should be fun … Continue reading Gonna Play With Other People!
I have not been able to balance my time between work and practice. I really needed to work. I was drowning in debt. So, a job was necessary. And it has helped a great deal. I have nearly paid off one major credit card debt and have been able to squash other small debts. The … Continue reading Work Vs. Practice
I am still learning slowly. As I've said many times before, there are a lot of tunes I used to think I knew. I had never taken the time to figure out how the tunes actually worked or worked out the harmony or how it was put together. Green Dolphin Street was one of my … Continue reading Green Dolphin
I just discovered Chris Stapleton. Nope. He ain't no jazz player, but I'll bet that he could if he wanted to. Chris is categorized as a Country Artist. I would say it was more blues than anything, and he has what it takes to deliver in any genre. I have liked country music for a … Continue reading Chris Stapleton