Sunday, October 30, 2011
Does it Matter?
Early tonight I saw a tweet from a composer looking for ways to subdivide 19. Looking at what he has so far I noticed (3,4,3,4,5) was missing, which also looked to be fun to explore with arpeggios. Life has been wonderfully full of late. Besides my earlier retreat, I attended two talks by Thich Nhat Hahn this week and flew to Boston overnight for a memorial service. Time with my guitar has been minimal this week to say the least.
After playing through Gathered Hearts, I decided to play with the subdivision of 19 that had arrived earlier. This was good for me since I have not played much this got my right in the mode of exploring and having fun. As I improvised with this as a frame, a few interesting ideas emerged. Enough to engage and keep me working. Nothing final came out of this, but something was began and this is what matters. Nothing more, nothing less.