capoeira

A late Akemashite Omedetou De Gozaimasu (Happy New Me)

A new year, new year's resolutions,  brand new second hand you, new diaries, new socks. Instead of resolutions I have made some determinations (kind of similar) but the process is habitual (twice daily in fact), and I am winning, I'll share a few. They are:

  • Respect for all life (including my own)
  • Respect for money
  • Create lots of beautiful sounds
  • Travel lots (UK and Int.)
  • Be able to do a bananeira and macaco in capoeira (All about fear, because I have executed them at least once, just not on demand)  (more…)

By Bobbie, ago
challenge

Week 6 & 7: 100 Hr Challenge

Day 1: Fail, still in Brumtee, spoke to mi ma about secretly moving my piano from the old house to the new (behind Pa’s back), we’ll see, he doesn’t really do Internet btw. Day 2: Fail still in Brum, social media workshop, helping these cherubs become digital journalists. Day 3: Read more…

By Bobbie, ago
challenge

100 Hour Challenge: Week Four

Day 1: Practiced and wrote music with fellow workshoppers for half a day, spent the other half playing jazz standards for a few hours, really slowly, still practicing the same two, sounding better! Day 2: Wrote music again with matees, one hour of practice. Day 3: Practiced, learning chords and Read more…

By Bobbie, ago
community

100 Hour Challenge: Days 4 – 8

I spoke to my mum about my old piano (given to me at childhood); currently covered in cobwebs and black bags (don’t ask), but the easiest option was to use my fella’s MIDI controller attached to Garageband, couldn’t be bothered to pair up with Logic, wanted a less heavy DAW, Read more…

By Bobbie, ago
creativity

100 Hour challenge: Days 1-3

I started on Sunday learning  2-5-1 chord progressions, just about got the right hand down, left hand is easier, I revised my knowledge of modes. I then worked out how to transpose them into different tonal centres. I am learning a standard called “Here’s that Rainy Day” by Jimmy Van Heusen, it Read more…

By Bobbie, ago
challenge

100 Hour Challenge Anyone?

I went along to a regional creative agent conference today and was inspired by Ewan McIntosh to do a 100 hour challenge, well in fact, I was initially inspired by Rachel Carter, who was inspired by Ewan (in a previous training event) to do it. Thing is, I’m uncertain as Read more…

By Bobbie, ago