Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 2:04 PM
Another partly sunny/partly shitty day. Gave a guitar lesson this morning, worked on patterns and improv. I gave him a couple patterns to practice on. We worked on Cantaloupe Island and how to play over it, plus worked on making sure he was aware of and feeling the form of the tune. Many beginning/intermediate students tend to space out and lose the form, particularly when there's a lot of repetition in the tune.
I've been one of them...
Got a last-minute call for something tonight(!)which I basically begged off. I hate last-minute calls, because they shake up whatever it is you might have had planned for the day. So there's a conflict between wanting to just say NO and guilt over leaving the person hanging.
Honesty is the best policy for most situations, including this one. So I returned the call, said thanks but I have plans for today. Try to get someone else- but thanks for calling. So I'm checking my phone somewhat nervously, hoping to have today free.
This is a domestic day, which will hopefully include a workout. I try and exercise every other day if possible, and the last one I got in was on Sunday. So I'm a day behind..
I like getting called, but vastly prefer being called with some notice, at least a week.
Cat on lap. Can't hold out much longer. Thanks for reading, whoever-reads-this. More later.