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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Fly me to the Moon

A little bit of smooth jazz on a Saturday. Still full of cold and I ran out of breath at the end.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Playing in parts, with a rhythm

I recorded a rhythm in triple time using the kids' tambourine, then I played along to it with my alto recorder. Finally I recorded over the whole lot using my soprano recorder.

And then I learned a new piece from the Brian Bonsor book I'm working through (From Descant to Alto book 1)
It's called the Bogeyman and uses a low G, which requires careful breath control to avoid cracking.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Le Roi Dagobert

A French tune in my recorder method book, in 6/8 time. Following advice from a member of the facebook recorder group I set the metronome to 80bpm.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Couple of short pieces

Following lessons in From Descant to Tenor book 1 by Brian Bonsor. I am improving on my music reading!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

A fun piece, on recorder.

I heard this jazzy piece played on ukulele and I set out to learn it myself. I played the basic melody, then I thought I'd give it a go on recorder, first on soprano, then on alto!
The piece is called Ja Da by Bob Carelton.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

First guitar exercises

After a few days of getting to grips with the first exercises in lesson series D01. It involves correct fingering (pima),using rest strokes (apoyondo), string damping, as well  as  reading basic sheet music.