Weekly Roundup 4/28/15

Reading: Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain, Oliver Sacks

Arranging: Arranging went on halt last week as I undertook a new project: revamping my studio welcome packet.  Just today though, I got back on track and finished I’ve Never Found a Man for The Satellites. Tomorrow I’ll take on Sam Smith’s I’m Not The Only One and then, unless Alan picks some new tunes, I’ll be done for a while!

Practicing: Red Dragonfly, Annie Laurie, chromatic scale patterns, lip slurs up to the 9th and 10th partials.

Rehearsing: Midnight in Moscow had a great rehearsal last Wednesday- it was much needed after a stressful day for me. We have a gig on the books and are working on more- stay tuned!

Performing: No gigs currently booked until May.

Listening: Sleater-Kinney absorbed much of my weekend, being the most excellent soundtrack to clean the house on a sunny day.

Teaching: Several of my students have asked for help with intonation issues, so I’ve prescribed lots of slow scales and tunes with the Intonation Helper. Intonation isn’t something your slide does. It’s something your ears do.

Relaxing: Biking, eating tacos, petting kitties, reading in the sunshine.

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