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INPUT ABOUT THE UNMASTERED MIXES I HAVE SENT TO A SELECT GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS HAS BEEN POSITIVE IN TERMS OF REACTION TO THE MUSIC ITSELF AND VERY USEFUL OTHERWISE …

One esteemed individual generously complimented my improvisatory approach and asked if my “deliberate approach to soloing” was on purpose. I answered with the following: 

“As far as my approach to soloing, yes. It is deliberately "thoughtful” to my philosophy of trying to avoid playing “licks”, “tricks” or anything that “dials in” improvisatory material.  That is difficult to do.  I am also utilizing some of the things I have learned studying composition that provide resources for content “note-wise” too, in the form of synthetic scales that address certain harmonic cycles. It creates “my own thing”, if you will. Scary territory because even though that is supposed to be the goal, many cats don’t accept your playing if you don’t play “like” someone else – oxymoronic dynamic if there ever was one. Your informed input is valued enormously, my friend!“

Be encouraged. This shows that some people are really LISTENING!

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