Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Just Another Night of Practice
Returned to AT class with David Jernigan tonight. We worked through Sandra's Five Relations. David gave me a very good sense of the head-pelvis counterbalance. He also pointed out that after years of practicing meditation, that I might not notice much in the area of the "ribs releasing back into the back," as this is already happening.
At home I spent time with my wife and visiting nephew, and then moved to my guitar. I revisited the section of Broken Wing that opened up to me last night, and am enjoying the slight changes in how I play this. Being freer in the rhythm of this section allows the emotion to surface. I then played through the entire piece twice and decided to keep the changes. Moving onto Nick's Song, I worked on getting the chord changes of the newly acquired last section into my hand.
This arrived during the power outage in our home last week. I'm glad that I notated the section as I have not returned to this until tonight. Without the notation, this section would have been lost to me tonight. A great reason for me to incorporate notation into my regime. Time, it always comes back to time. Yet somehow even with my limited time to devote to music, I do somehow continue to find the time to do what it takes.