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IndianaGlen Thu, 12/23/2010 - 10:39

Good perspective. There's a major parallel in the computer industry. Software is never finished, you just quit working on it. In my line of work that's built in job security.

I think in music it's built in creativity. It's nice to know that if one approaches a tune correctly it can always be fresh. Although I wonder what Milt thought when he played Bag's Groove for the bazillionth time.

tonymiceli Thu, 12/23/2010 - 14:42

In reply to by IndianaGlen

his favorite thing was to play the blues. more than anything else. so he might have dug it!

you're a software developer?

IndianaGlen Fri, 12/24/2010 - 11:17

In reply to by tonymiceli

First to keep this thread relevant, Bluesette was/is Toots Theilmans signature tune. It's worth checking out. His phrasing is beautiful. I just wish one could bend notes on a vibe like he can on a chromatic harmonica.

I used to be a heads-down programmer/developer. I spend more time with people these days. When they need a geek/virgin to toss into a volcano, they send me. Good thing I can tread lava, and other brown viscous fluids.

Why do you ask?

toddc Thu, 12/23/2010 - 22:25

In reply to by Marie-Noëlle

I can't get through it solo yet.
Hell I'm still working on last months TOTM.
And still working on My Romance too.

But believe me I'm watching and listening intently to these lessons.

-Todd

delisler Sat, 12/25/2010 - 07:44

In reply to by tonymiceli

I know this is lame and uninspried. I just wanted to be able to seperate my hands at some rudimentary level, and I did that. As I continue with future TOTMs my goal is to vary the left hand (my "comping" on this file is static), and of course come up with cooler lines. I could have did that with Bluesette, but I too wanted to put it to bed, rather than wait another month to have something more post worthy. I apologize to your ears. Every time I play Bluesette an angel loses his wings.
Merry Christmas!
Bob

tonymiceli Sat, 12/25/2010 - 12:26

In reply to by delisler

that sounded good. and it sounded like you got a lot out of the lesson. it makes me happy to see where people are. especially when doing these lessons. it helps me a lot. you sounded great!

delisler Sun, 12/26/2010 - 06:54

In reply to by tonymiceli

I did get a lot out of the entire lesson. Your encouragement helps motivate me to push through the sticking points. Thank you for taking the time to explain and demonstrate what's second nature to you, but greek (I don't mean the modes, either) to me.
Love, Peace,
Bob

Marie-Noëlle Sat, 12/25/2010 - 16:12

In reply to by delisler

Thanks for posting Bob... and for sharing your work!!
I still can't do anything but the melody on that tune! Ha! Maybe I'll understand it later... when I grow up! :o)
- M

DanaSud Sun, 01/02/2011 - 17:57

In reply to by delisler

That sounded good Doc! You are way too hard on yourself. That was easy to listen to.

Marie-Noëlle Sun, 01/02/2011 - 13:46

The first lesson Tony posted on this TOTM is Nov 9th... Nearly two months... Man!

I know we're nearly moving to the next tune, but I can now post my "final version"... See how cheeky I am to post it on this advanced lesson: I only got the melody and basses to offer!!

But well, I'm sure I can't do better so far (and even then)... So it's really my "putting it to bed" version! Ha!

- M

PS: excuse my strick drop! I felt like leaving it all the same!... Jeez... how many takes?!!! ;-)

tonymiceli Sun, 01/02/2011 - 17:33

In reply to by Marie-Noëlle

no matter what level you're at studying tunes is challenging! as long as you make it challenging, you know?

good job marie!

delisler Mon, 01/03/2011 - 04:16

In reply to by Marie-Noëlle

When I "clicked" on your file, I only received an error message. I'll try again after rebooting.
Congrats on putting it to bed!
Bob

Marie-Noëlle Mon, 01/03/2011 - 05:57

In reply to by delisler

Oh sorry. Well it seems that it's working for everyone... Hope you can make it next time... though you're not missing a lot! ha! :o)

Marie-Noëlle Tue, 01/04/2011 - 12:06

In reply to by Marie-Noëlle

That was a challenge for me indeed. I realised that as the melody is located in two different zones, all 4 mallets are useful... And that was a very first time for me... why I needed time and hard work. Very special and great experience! :o)
No matter how many stick drops, it was fun!! :o)
- M

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