Sunday, November 8, 2009

Friday, 13 hour day

Friday started with 1 hour of overtones, working wonders with the strength of tone of the altissimo register.

I then had a full almost 2 hours of scales including the major modes in 3rds, 4ths, 5ths, 6ths and 7ths, and scale tone 7ths. not all amazing and at speed, but getting there. Then melodic minor and harmonic minor modes normally and in 3rds.

I then had a great rehearsal with the band.

Then a spectacular session transcribing some red river revel solos and some dear lord solos and doing the same work I always do on it. They have been going good, especially Dear Lord. I have learned a lot from the Red River Revel solo by Myron Walden there is so much rhythmic diversity and the choice of tones are so strong.

followed by almost 4 hours of teaching.

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