Monday, June 30, 2008

Sticking with the plan

It's been quiet on the "learn jazz music" front. I've been practicing pretty often and usually for at least an hour, and often a lot more. A Child is Born is sounding pretty good. I still can't play Maiden Voyage worth a damn, but I can play the parts separately, so I just need to work on the rhythm a little more and then put everything together. I've also been going hard at the drills and I'm optimistic I'll be able to make my way through at least one drill book completely by the end of July.

This week, I'm taking two days off work, which will give me a five day weekend to work with. No piano lesson this week, since we did an hour last week, so those five days of practice should get me up to speed for next Wednesday's lesson.

Having exhausted all possiblities with Helen Merrill and Gordon Beck's No Tears...No Goodbyes, which is just not all that good, I'm currently listening to Larry Young's Unity. I forgot how good it is. I'm focusing on it because it probably needs to be added to the Yoity Tot CD list. We'll see how I feel in a day or two. When I posted four more reviews on over the weekend, I noticed I hadn't done one for Unity yet, so I'm fixing to rectify that situation. There are more than 120 reviews in my profile now, probably about 80 of them being jazz CD's. Here's hoping all readers have a look (here's a link) and click on a few "yes" votes for my reviews being helpful. I'm looking to move up the reviewer rankings.


Anonymous said...

I've never heard of any of these song titles. I keep reading to see something I recognize.


Eric said...

Yeah, whatever you do, keep reading. Eventually, you'll catch on, C. Thanks for your support.