thinking of Deane today

4-mallets/Surface Drifts

Warmup/Improvisation/Technique – started softly again today, with an improv that harnessed my inner Christopher Deane (reminiscent of his Etude for a Quiet Hall); that turned Cmi blues improv, with some focus on creating melodic lines and sometimes playing more rhythmically/harmonically; constant focus today on listening to the tone of the instrument as I strike, improvising lines that force me to think musically as well as physically to reinforce maintaining good tone even in difficult positions

Mm. 1-39 – played through without metronome, working briefly problem spots; then focused on circled/difficult measures, two-beat by two-beat, with metronome at 70bpm (focused mostly on mm. 1-23)



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