Sometimes Frustrated

Some days when I practice, I can't seem to hear any improvement. Some days are worse than others. I'm often frustrated beyond belief, and anger follows. Well, mostly self-deprecation and pity. When I record myself, I can hear all of the flaws in my technique, timing, and tone. It is so freaking frustrating. It feels … Continue reading Sometimes Frustrated

Learning Autumn Leaves & Final Cut Pro This is my first attempt at this song (recording-wise). It did not go so well. Once I iron out the kinks, maybe I will record it again. This recording is posted on YouTube. This song is posted there twice. Neither is very good. This attempt was actually focused on learning to use Logic Pro … Continue reading Learning Autumn Leaves & Final Cut Pro

Youth Is Waisted On The Young

For the past couple of years, I have listened more to many of the great saxophone players of jazz history; John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon, Art Pepper. Not only sax players but piano players, trumpet players, even a few trombone players. It has been older music in general. The first musician I ever gravitated … Continue reading Youth Is Waisted On The Young