4th Jan 2011, 12:39pm
Happy New Year!
I've been getting into learning figured notation, and incorporating that into how to write chord symbols; as a way of describing harmonies, it's really efficient, especially as a lot of the musicians I work with think in terms of intervals anyway... in a sense it highlights one of the low points of learning things yourself; I suspect I may have known about this if I'd actually studied music. But still, having fun with it!
I'm also having an enjoyable time reading Robin D. G. Kelley's Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original, as well as Jackie Kay's Red Dust Road.