I am planning a Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop soon in Key West!
Let me know if you are interested!
Working up a Vocal set again of original love songs and Blues....
I hope you enjoy this off the cuff version of Take 5 I just found from my 2016 tour. It was an encore at the Knoxville Guitar Society show. https://soundcloud.com/hillbillyflamenco/take-5-iive
Here is another (not Original) Idea about Listening to music.
There are so many ways to listen deeply to music. As a musician, sometimes it is helpful to listen from at least three different perspectives while performing.
In no particular order...
1) I like to listen to the music flow into my consciousness from wherever it comes, and focus my attention there, not really aware of physically playing the music or how it sounds out in the audience.
2) I focus on the nuances of physically playing the music, listening for dynamics, tone variations, eccentricities of the instrument. In other words paying attention to the actual act of producing the sounds on the instrument.
3) I stand in the audience's field of sound (physically or otherwise) and just listen to the music as if it was just happening by itself. Am I enjoying it? Does it touch me in some way emotionally? What is it saying to me? How is the sound? Would I pay to go listen to that guy? 😉
There are countless other perspectives but those are basic for me.
Sometimes I travel back to the source before the music appears in my awareness. Kind of like traveling backwards up a Reiki funnel back out into the cosmos...but that's another story........
There were a few quotes that were lost in transit in the Unwind Article that just came out. Here is one that is in its original pre-edited form....
Unwind- Do you have any advice for fledgling musicians?
Feder - “Don’t let your (facility with) your instrument dictate what you say with music” Work towards a limitless musical vocabulary so your expression is as honest as possible. Have fun. Don’t let your ego and fear of death rule your life.
Here's another take five improv video that I promised. These are just a few little scale ideas of what you can play over the main vamp of the song. It's kind of intermediate level stuff advanced beginner maybe. I realize that about halfway through I mistakenly called the B Phrygian mode of the G scale a G Phrygian. It's B Phrygian 🙂 I don't have a lot of control over what comes out of my mouth when I'm concentrating on music 🙂