Friday, July 2, 2010

Supplement for Week 1 of FBSMC 2

Have a good time but remember....

I hope for those of you who are trying this three-step method that it is showing itself to be useful. If any questions about it come up, or you would like to share your discoveries using this exercise, I encourage you to write it in the comments.

Also, as I'm sure many of you have discovered, you can use anything as a constant plus anything else. So the formula is C (constant) + X (anything else) = R (result). For example, let's say you are working on articulation clarity, you could do articulation plus rhythm or articulation plus tone or articulation plus pitch. In this way, you can use this tool as a diagnostic for your articulation or anything else. It really goes everywhere.

These methods are designed to offer different perspectives and angles on any given facet of playing. Don't be rushed into trying a million combinations. It is just a suggestion. The formula is what it is and there are an infinite number things you can plug into it. Especially useful if you are in a rut with any given aspect.

This coming Monday there will be a new video and a new assignment. Don't feel you have to forget about this one! Have a good weekend but remember to keep up the passion and goal pressure in a constant and cheerful way! Passion-goal-pressure (PGP) + Fourth of July weekend (FJW) = fun and improvement! (FI) :)

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