I've been starting to notice more and more people posting and asking questions. Please keep it coming!
When you post questions, this is a very big help for Tony, myself, and the other guys posting lessons on the site. Sometimes, it's hard for us to come up with ideas for lessons, and many times, the questions in posts gives us ideas for topics.
Even if you feel shy and don't want to post your playing, ask questions! This is a big help for us! Thanks!
Please join Tony and I on Saturday at 2pm (eastern standard, US) for the online class which covers our new TOTM, How Deep Is The Ocean.
Even if you don't feel like you know this tune well, find a recording/lead sheet of it and join us anyway! This is a great opportunity to get insight into this tune, and we're hoping that this class will promote more participation from the members of the site.
As you all know, this site can only exist if we all participate and inspire each other! Hopefully, we will see you there!
I thought Tony's simple question was so funny, that I decided to do another one. Here it is:
When you have a gig, how many times do you check to make sure you have every part of the vibraphone?
I'm sitting here on Monday afternoon, completely shattered from a weekend of rehearsals, paired with doubles on gigs. Needless to say, I don't feel like doing much, but I had some thoughts and observations lately that I wanted to share.
First of all, I would like to make more of a habit of sharing some experiences that may be interesting to people. I feel like I'm posting lessons, and not creating room for discussion enough; I promise I'll do a better job at that, haha!
I thought I'd share a pretty funny story from a gig last night:
Hey everyone, just got back from San Francisco last week, and I'm happy to say that my group with saxophonist Ken Fowser earned the Generations fellowship for 2009. There's a cool article about it, you can go here: http://www.creativearts.sfsu.edu/node/998