ex Landrover Nut
Long way beyond me yet - touch of a speed wobble in places, and it sounds as if you're really trying too hard. But lots of promise.... Keep at it!
Hi Kev,Long way beyond me yet - touch of a speed wobble in places, and it sounds as if you're really trying too hard. But lots of promise.... Keep at it!
Hi Phil,Hi Chris, to be honest i prefer jumpin jam played a lot slower than this, i preferred your slower versions. However i take my hat off to you for having the guts to put your playing on here. Well done, Phil
Hi Kev,One thing that always strikes me about the best players is how easy they make the fast passages sound... Oscar Peterson's a great example of this - incredible note speed, yet the melody is always there. And every note perfectly articulated and perfect expression. Goes with running as well. But I can't imagine Oscar Peterson running (imagine the speed wobble...) - or playing the sax.
Hi Pete,If I did, then I totally forgot. Ooops. I'll try to get round to it.
Out of curiosity is anyone else working on this tune at the moment? I don't want Pete writing up his notes just for me.BTW, I'm happy to keep this thread open to discuss this track - I'm going to write some performance notes, so all feedback gratefully received.
Hi ChrisHi John,
Are you working on the alto or tenor version? It's good to stretch but if you feel pain back off from it ... oh sorry that's yoga not music!
At 140 it's not too fast and if there's a bit that catches you out it's slow enough that you can jump back in after the hiccup. Good luck with it.
All the best,
Hello Rune,Hi Chris,
a long time ago, when I was actually playing, I never thought of playing fast as having anything to do with tempo. More like just flowing with the music. From what I can tell, you know this tune by heart and your skills are quite up to the task. You can more or less bend this tune to your will.
I have no doubt that you could play it at 240 if you only let your conscious go. Don't think, just play Focus on the music, the flow and the unfolding of the tune... speed is.... what other perceive.... Or better yet, don't focus at all, just empty your mind. And if it should happen that you miss a note or two (or fumble them up), that's just technique, not tempo
Well done and keep at it
Hi Chris,I while ago now I started reading a book called 'The Inner Game of Music' I think it might be worth digging the book out again. Have you read it?
I recorded an alto version some time ago but have been so busy with other things that I'd forgotten about it. I must upload it and let you have a listen.Hi John,
I'm looking forward to hearing your version of this tune, it would be nice to have someone else working on it as well and to hear a different interpretation, particularly on the alto.
All the best,
Thank you Rune, I really appreciate your thoughts. I will ease my grip on those barriers in my mind and let them dissolve away and allow the music through.But the main thing (not only in music, but everywhere) is not to regard anything as difficult. If you do, it is the only thing it can be. And it surely helps being reminded sometimes. And, Chris, once you let the barriers in the mind go, it is (perhaps not easy, but) easier.
Hi Rob,Hi Chris,
Enjoyed listening to your recordings. I thought the quicker tempo ones had alot of life in them and had me tapping me foot.
I agree with Rune about how we the approach we take affects our performance. I taught martial arts for many years and saw more people defeated by themselves than by their opponents!
My wife uses the analagy of painting a room. If she does n't like the colour she learns from her mistake and paints it again, nobody got hurt!
we also have to go beyond our comfort zone to improve
Life is too short to allow worry to restrict us. I had a heart attack 2 years ago at the age of 42. In the immediate aftermath my only regrets were of things I had n't yet done. i think what I am using too many words to say is, go for it! Your recordings sound great and i look forward to hearing more
Hi Phil,I recorded an alto version some time ago but have been so busy with other things that I'd forgotten about it. I must upload it and let you have a listen.