Posted by Frailblazer on Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Like all players, some days we strive for a particular level of performance but it seems beyond our reach. Happily, today was not one of those days. I wasn't really that psyched to record but since I'm still on vacation I decided to to make good use of the time. I wish it was this effortless every session. My fingers just knew what to do today and I happily obliged. I was able to lay down tracks for three additional tunes (two originals and a Renaissance inspired arrangement of Sally in the Garden. Can't wait to do this again tomorrow! :-)
Paul R Says:
Tuesday, January 4, 2011 @3:38:03 PM
Good for you! Your first sentence applies to my banjo playing. However, after a few tentative evenings at the local jam, I took to the mic one time and ripped out a song that had Marje, the organizer, wondering out loud what had happened to the "shy" performer who'd been playing the previous weeks. Some times it's a train wreck, some times you "glide across the Great Divide".
Anyone who can compose and play something like "Oyster Bay" will seldom find the level of performance beyond his reach.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 @1:05:45 PM
Paul - Congrats on your success at the local jam! It's odd how we musicians can be mentally prepared to deliver a stellar performance but our hands won't cooperate and vice versa. I guess the key is to really enjoy those moments when it all falls into place. Thanks for the compliment too! By the way, I've got several new tunes that will be on the CD that are in the same style as Oyster Bay (two hand tapping). I'm enjoying the process of recording but I'm also anxious to get it completed.
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'tab problem' 4 hrs
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