January 15, 2021

Writing

What I did:

  • mind dumped the next post

Music

What I did:

  • finished my first weekly loop
  • this was my first instalment of a weekly loop, next week we do one more. Some thoughts:
    1. This is a very fun exercise in… everything. Very end-to-end
    2. In order to get the most out of it & improve, I have to point out exact things that need improvement and practice them separately (outside of weekly loop time)
  • Here’s what i’m thinking of adding and changing:
    • Technique
      • get rid of sloppy playing – the only way this will happen is w practice
      • timing issues
    • Arrangement
      • more of PD & SG tricks for layering and arrangement
    • Solo
      • very stuck in the first 2 pent boxes + EBG strings
      • need to pay attention to harmonic choices
      • use ‘slinky’ licks and adopt concepts into licks
      • pay more attention to how to jump into solos
      • use premade licks – coming up with your own licks will leave you in a funk – you will get stuck in your tendencies (STOP USING SIXTHS!!!)
    • Production
      • try using strings
      • save a day for mixing?
      • use buses & sends

Podcast

What I did: