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 🙂
Later on today I will be posting some of the coolest Scale and Lick Ideas for Take 5. If you haven't learned the chords yet, go back and watch the first two Take 5 videos. Later Shredders.
Good morning everybody Here's the basic chord structure for the song Take Five by Paul Desmond of the Dave Brubeck band. This goes along with the video I did a couple days ago. And it gives you an idea of the basic chord structure of the song. More coming…
So tonight I will record the next Take 5 lesson. We will cover the basic structure of the song and some easy ways to develop your ideas.
Here is a little overview of how I will start to look at Take 5 at our next workshop.
The Bluegrass fest was great!
While I was there I got a lot of questions about Guitar workshops so… Getting ready to schedule the next local "Limitless Guitar" workshop. It doesn't matter what style you play you can get something out of these sessions.
Let me know who's interested for something in the next couple weeks before I have to get my head back into the next few iCE shows.
Here is a good Introduction for the CAGED System.
You can also find these videos on my Youtube channel.