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Old 03-20-2012   #1
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Default What's in Your Shed

Did I ask this question already? Anyway, I find it interesting to hear what others are shedding. (I remember asking Phil what he practices, LOL).

So here's my confession. When I open my door to my practice cave, there are two 8 X 10's staring at me. Phil and Michael. It's kinda funny how my mind can start conjuring up what to work on from those pictures!

It's all positive.

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Old 03-20-2012   #2
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In my practice space, I have a picture of my nephew around 4-5 years old covering his ears because he didn't like the sound of a leaf blower. Something about that picture motivates me to make sure I'm sounding good so no one has to cover their ears!

As far as what I practicing, I'm on a Wardell Gray kick lately. Love his style combining Prez and Bird into his own thing. Of course, I'm working on some more Phil transcriptions. I've got a neat little project under way, but I don't want to say anymore until I actually finish it! Finally, I'm putting the final touches on my latest big band arrangement.

Of course, all that has to get squeezed in between diaper changes (my daughter's, not mine!).

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"Of course, all that has to get squeezed in between diaper changes (my daughter's, not mine!)."

That was funny! You made me laugh!

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Default Old School

Any of you resort to old lesson etudes, classical studies, etc?

I'm breaking out an old Larry Teal book lately.
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Default Some classical stuff

The Guy Lacour etudes based on the modes of Messiaen are a good workout - both for the fingers and for the ears!

I also have a transcription of the Bach Cello Sonatas that are a great workout. I also have the two and three part inventions which I are fun to play with one or two other interested folks.

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Maybe somebody playing Phil's Freedom Jazz Dance solo real fast like Phil in every key should reap big rewards.
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