Monday, May 29th, 2017 12:02 PM
Another Peaceful Monday
And it's another beautiful sunny day out there. In bed just after 1, and up around 8:30. Got my seven hours of sleep. Time to practice.
I've been taking more care in playing melodies these days when I record a tune. There are still times I don't play it at all or I just play part of it(quite often the only part I remember!), but am making an effort to be 'better' in that area.
And curiously enough, I got a comment today about one I'd uploaded. But Not for Me. It said, 'solo was exceptional, but it seemed like you were just trying to get through the melody'. Curious because I have been guilty of that in the past, but not this time! Curious, but more ironic...
Anyway, there are a couple new things on YouTube, in which the melody is either ignored, partially played, or played with as much fidelity as I can muster.
I do appreciate comments, even if they're negative, because they tell me what works- at least to a perspective different than mine. Objectivity by virtue of the fact that it's someone else listening.
But I'm usually my own worst critic. Often par for the course..
This week appears to be wide open as far as anything scheduled. Just exercise and practice. Maybe I'll play some melodies someone will like..
Thanks for tuning in, whoever-reads-this. More later.