drifting

Surface Drifts

Warmup/Improvisation – started with a pentatonic (black key) improvisation, focusing on swelling chords played with alternating SI and DV strokes; moved to diatonic improvisation, using soft to hard mallets (left to right), focusing on playing linear passages with odd sticking patterns and trying to not let the various mallets or sticking patterns dictate the phrasing.

AT work standing and on floor; stiff leg dead lifts (no weight, just trying to wake up hamstrings); shoulder/upper body stretching

mm. 93-end – played through once with block DV chords (16ths), focus on balance, entrances, and dynamic accuracy

mm. 60-end – played through once with block DV chords (non-metered), focus on balance, entrances, and dynamic accuracy

5s at m. 53, mm. 56-60, and m. 72 all from memory –  worked hands separate and together, without metronome, around 55bpm; then worked hands separate and together (in one-beat phrases, and as full phrases), with metronome at 55bpm

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