Rehearsed with my posse last night. It sounds better every time we get together. We have too much material to feature everyone, so the biggest challenge is in the weaning; getting the balance right. I am terrible on the violin, but everyone encourages me, so I shall be brave; oh, yeah, and practice.
Music is a time machine. When you perform or listen to music from another time and place, it can take you there. It's a funny thing...
I am working on a Caribbean folksong in 5 meter, yes, five-meter. It is called "Turn the World Around". I am distilling it from a written arrangement that was my first introduction to this song. Today I copied down lyrics which I must go learn.
I worked with my percussion students today to get the tempo from the count-off, and introduced them to my friends Boom and Chuck. The 5th-6th gr band sounds great.