ex Landrover Nut
That's about it for me too Taz, I've not read the dots since '57. The four bands I work with don't tell me the number, or even the key. I just turn the mic. volume down, stick one finger in my ear to find the key, and get on with it.That's an interesting article Kev, the thing with me is I don't really practice. I never play scales, I don't do long tones and I've given up trying to read music. However, I do play along to backing or karaoke tracks quite a lot. When the sun shines (which isn't a lot at the moment) I can be found on the streets busking, where I may stay for four or five hours.
We wait with baited breath ;}Just to make him look even more extreme, nothing at the moment.
Paul used to practice 6 hours a day until he passed away quite recently..........His parents subsequently bought a Fozzie Bear Lookalike which does not practice at all, not that his sax teacher has noticed any difference in lessons...........................:shocked:;}I'm just waiting for the practice king, Mr Inglis to comment. Should be interesting.
I've decide that with all you handsome? 'YOUNG' men around, my chances with Candy are non-existant, so have switched my attention to the beautiful Melody Gardot. OooooooooooooooooohPaul used to practice 6 hours a day until he passed away quite recently..........His parents subsequently bought a Fozzie Bear Lookalike which does not practice at all, not that his sax teacher has noticed any difference in lessons...........................:shocked:;}
The sobering thought is that if you practice for more than 4 hours a day you'll end up like John Coltrane - unable to play an actual tune, and subsequently playing several scales at once, and losing rhythm and timing, as Thelonius Monk can testify! Who do you think was the inspiration for his classic - "Nutty" ;}
C'mon Paul, its time to wake up to practice - are you still in the Green Room with Candy Dulfer and JohnBoy?
Hey John didn't know you were an Archer mate, me also hence the name Compound.We wait with baited breath ;}
Mandy, Archery is one of my hobbies too, I've spent many an hour in 'Quicks', Waterlooville, with a bad attack of 'GAS'.
Well done to your daughter, I hope she goes from strenght to strength :welldone:welldone
Next time she say's that, play her favourite tune, but really badly. Then proudly say "And that my dear, is why we need practice!"I wish i could practice!, i always tell my wife that if Charlie Parker was married to her he would never have left Chicago.
as soon as i start trying any thing which might not be obviously tuneful my wife say " i wish you'd play a song "