Weekly Streams

 I've been trying to get back into the groove by performing a weekly set of covers and originals. Since I began, I feel my hands and my voice have been gradually finding their way again. It's important for musicians to continue practicing their craft, and for me, having a weekly goal in the form of a performance helps with that. Without performing, it is difficult to have a reason to do anything musical. Streaming isn't the same as performing. I miss the audience, the listeners, and the travel.

Having said that, I have been passively working on my Level 6 guitar material. It's going slow, but it's nice work on something tangible and challenging.

I went through a two-week period making saxophone duet videos on YouTube as well. They are educational in nature and make use of a common saxophone duet book. Other saxophonists can play along with the video using the book. I'm not sure if it was a good idea or not, but I made 14 videos. If there is demand, I'll make more. My YouTube channel's most popular video so far is one where I play transcriptions of old rock and roll saxophone solos on a live gig. I offer the transcriptions to those who request them. There has been about five requests for the transcriptions so far. I intend to do some more but I'm not sure what kind of a format to use. It was really nice playing the solos along with a live band, but that is impossible right now.

If you'd like to see my weekly show, come over to my profile on Street Jelly on Fridays at 7:30 until Christmas. It's interactive with chat.