Tuesday, October 13, 2015

AAD SOCG I - Day 3

Sitting a little late, but continuing to work with the Eye of the Needle exercise.  Not as intense as yesterday morning, but that's usually the case for me when revisiting an exercise:  the first time is intense, and then the initial repeats are a little weak.  I'll certainly need to carry on with this exercise for another month.

Pauses are a little funky this morning.

Took a very good call regarding possible employment.

Monday, October 12, 2015

AAD SOCG I - Day 2

To be edited through the day.

Waking at 6:50ish from a very obvious X-Files type dream (I solved the case:  the kid was the killer). Sitting at 7:15, full relaxation circuit, followed by an exercise I haven't thought about for some time:  the Eye of the Needle.  This is not the EotN as Crafties know it, but rather an exercise from Gurdjieff, or at least from Bennett.  Completing around 8:00 am.

The rest of the day was mostly a bust.  Missed the first pause at 9:00, mostly got the rest, except for the last one at 4:00 pm.  Very little practicing:  more just playing with a riff/idea.  This is on me.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

AAD SOCG 1 - Day 1

Seeing as I am not in Holland for the SoCG course, it seemed prudent to direct my energies that way; my current status of job-searching really could use a jolt of incoming constructive energy.  There is also a Keynotes project approaching as well, and that is pulling me, but I'll wait to see about that.

For this project:
Sitting at 7:15 am, exercise TBD
90 min of guitar practice
Pauses on the hour from 9a-4p
Diarizing the process, for personal accountability

Today doesn't quite feel like a beginning.  I'd originally intended that I'd begin this project today, but on waking (in time to be showered for the sitting), I realized that arrivals are today.  So this affects the energy.

Sitting a little later, at 8:30ish.  60 pts for today.  Dropping the pauses today.  Some creative exercises fell short, but so it goes.  Personal state in some turmoil, but this isn't surprising.

Practice on the electric.  No scale work, only calisthenics.  First primary, 24 permutations, on the slower side, with a click:  speeding up has been really habitual lately.  With the thought in mind that I'll need to have the anchor in good shape soon, I came back to an exercise Victor gave me years ago to work on maintaining the correct arch in the fingers.  After a verbatim revisit, however, I looked at it with the 1st secondary in mind.

With each finger:  1st string, 2nd, 1st, 3rd, 1, 4, 1, 5, 1, 6,
2 3 2 4 2 5 2 6
3 4 3 5 3 6
4 5 4 6
5 6
6 5 6 4 6 3 6 2 6 1
5 4 5 3 5 2 5 1
4 3 4 2 4 1
3 2 3 1
2 1

Moving to each finger in turn.  And again, using each pair of fingers (12 13 14, 21 23 24, 31 32 34, 41 42 43) in conjunction with the pattern.

And to dinner.