I need a different word for this.
Let’s call it a daily study and exploration session.
Here’s what I’m trying.
I’m giving myself 2 hours a day.
Which oddly makes me feel both guilty and indulgent.
Clearly I’m going to have to work on the psychology behind this.
I’m starting with a visit to this forum.
Then a half an hour of reading.
Then a half an hour of reviewing David’s corresponding videos.
Then “playing.” At this point playing means apply what I gleaned from the above sources in somewhat structured way. I’ve also got to include what I have previously disparagingly called noodling. I decided to embrace my inner noodler.
I also need to include figuring out and playing three tunes that have meant a lot to me over the years. They are: Naima, Goodbye Pork Pie Hat and either Strange Fruit, Cristos Redentor, What’s New or Shenandoah. I’ll probably through in some Radiohead as well.
This program will change as needed.
Again, it’s great to be part of this community.