Sunday, March 18, 2007

Played in church for the first time in a long time. It was good to do this again. We played four songs in C, one in D. Playing with a band is a more comfortable thing for me at this point than playing solo. I feel much more able to improvise and experiment. Had good conversations with some friends about black Gospel music and modern white church music. We must be true to who we are, but we have much to learn from each other.

Practiced in DADGAD at home this afternoon. A little pyromania, some Merry kissing of the Quaker, and good ol Murtach even made an appearance.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Monkeyed around a bit with Sentimentales Pyromaniques, played Dance of the Capricorn, re-tuned to play The 2nd Law (my 6th string was really not into going down to that low A), then moved back up to drop-D, played Aguinaldo Jibara, Some other Time, and a little of Kingsfold and Jerusalem. Re-tuned to standard.

Low energy today. Daylight savings time has struck yet again.
Finished an improved transcription of Michael Hedges' The 2nd Law. One thing I should mention that is not written in the transcription itself, is the tuning (biggest to littlest string): A-A-D-G-B-D. The 6th string is an octave below the usual pitch of the 5th string (yikes!)

Saturday played for ~60 minutes, all DADGAD. County Down, Frenzy at the Feeder, Murtach MacKhan, Merrily Kissed the Quaker/Cunla, Rakkish Paddy, The Day after the Feast, The Voyage to Ireland, The Orphan, The Dance of the Capricorn, and Kadourimdou. Just playing, not so much practicing.