With both the Performance and the Level III classes in mind, Joe's been thinking about the word repertoire and has some refinements on the term to share:
Active Repertoire - anything you can play right now, at a moment's notice
Inactive Repertoire - anything you need a short refresher or rehearsal time for
And then he has a couple subdivisions in the Active category:
Playing Repertoire - your eyes are closed; you're distracted concentrating on the tune; you are not selling it
Performing Repertoire - you are selling it and you look like you're entertaining the audience and yourself
Joe points out that most people would much rather hear you play an easy song well as opposed to a complicated tune that you struggle with. So give some time to revisiting early, simpler songs you learned, dust them off and see the value in having them in your Active Repertoire. You can sell these!
- No news.
Shoji's started uploading his play-along tracks to YouTube, so check 'em out and watch for more:
Joke As Is
Joke 12 bar version
Family Jewel Blow
Family Jewel Blow real tempo version
- Grant Kessler, B1 Blues Crew