I thought I would share this article on structuring practice sessions, for those of you like myself who are learning new musical skills. Some of the major concepts we have about how our brains learn best are wrong, check this out and start getting the most out of your practice!
I’m super pumped that my debut as sound designer will be opening soon as part of the MFA thesis shows at Dell’Arte! Its been so fun working with Janessa, Kolleen, and Anson. This show is going to be super weird!
" What do you get when you put three outrageous characters in a cramped motel room with a mysterious potato for infinity? An absurd and madcap comic tragedy, Room 111 begins with a motel, a carnival, a partly incestuous love triangle, and a knife act gone horribly wrong and becomes a fast-paced, uncomfortably sexy romp through ecstasy, ruin, body hair and betrayal when the three out-of-control characters discover an enormous potato growing under their bed. Can this potato change their lives?
PS: Also it’s now in a trailer in the middle of the desert surrounded by vultures….but still ripe with ecstasy, ruin, body hair and incest!”
I promised y’all sound clips of the fretless, so here it is! My friend Sally Jablonsky wrote this tune on the fiddle, its called Little Golden Dog. She plays it in D, I’m tuned to gCGCD (and a little flat) and playing out of C.
By popular demand, here’s a collection of practice ideas for clawhammer banjo! These are notes for the beginner, starting with how to tune your instrument to standard G tuning, through how to play a simple tune, and then some practice suggestions for more intermediate level techniques. Click the link to download it. If you don’t yet read tablature, I found a great explanation here: http://www.ezfolk.com/banjo/Tutorials/Reading_Tablature/reading_tablature.html