Sunday, May 20th, 2018 3:30 PM
A beautiful sunny day out there. In bed at 12something, up at 8. Pleasant dreams. Nice and rested. Attended a church service this morning, something I haven't done in years. And I've never been to a Unitarian service, which is what this was. Liked what I saw and heard, so I'll be back.
I've been recording a few things, swing things, from YouTube. So far I haven't hit on one that works to my satisfaction, so it may be awhile. But I'm working it. And I'm sure there's something you haven't heard that's already on my YouTube page.
Jazz is trickier to play because it's best done, at least for a melody instrument, behind the beat. This is something I've never mastered, even though I can align with the bass and drums and keep pretty good time. So it's something I'm re-addressing here.
Nothing on the books until next month, and then another one in August. In the meantime, I intend to continue shedding. Especially on swing stuff, that whole "alien" concept of playing behind the beat.
Thanks for reading as ever, whoever-reads-this. Happy Sunday to you. More later.