Tuesday, June 28, 2016

What Did You Miss This Week? (Week 451 #496)

Performance Analysis!!!

The eight o'clock Performance Class make great progress last night working on peoples' performances! We workshopped tunes people are working on, giving them a chance to repeat them, restart them, polish endings and such. It is a great chance for people to practice and work out things with a band that they can't do at home with a practice track. There is also the advantage of getting feedback on the spot from not just Joe, but also the band and others in the class.

It was a great evening of growing and improving.

Class Notes
  • No class next week - Fourth of July.
  • No recording this session in the Performance Class due to scheduling difficulties and people being away a lot over the summer, but we'll bring it back in the fall. Nothing stops you from starting to workshop a tune now though.
  • Speaking of schedules, Joe will be away July 18 and August 1 - no private lessons with him those dates, but all group classes will proceed as normal with Zoe and Grant stepping in as subs.
Shoji Naito Nominated in Blues Blast Music Awards
Blues Blast Magazine announced their 2016 Blues Blast Music Award nominees and Shoji Naito's first CD, New Cool Old School, is on the list in the New Artist Debut Album category!

Fan voting to determine the winners begins July 1, and continues until August 15 on the Blues Blast Magazine website. Voting is free and open to anyone who is a Blues Blast Magazine subscriber. Blues Blast Magazine subscriptions are always FREE and you are automatically signed up as part of the voting process.

Congrats, Shoji!
- Grant Kessler, B1 Blues Crew