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Mark Wein

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  1. I've really enjoyed the freedom of not having any gigs. I'd enjoy some money, but being able to tear it all down and rebuild has been nice.
  2. The pictures aren't showing I'm still working on Tony Rice ("Your Love i Like a Flower", "Jerusalem's Ridge" and "Red Haired Boy") and reviewing some jazz standards since I haven't been playing much jazz and the tunes start to fade a bit for me. I am adding "But Beautiful" this week though.
  3. I'm a little biased because I've been a Truefire teacher but they are mostly good. Some of them can be just collections of licks but for the most part there is some great content on Truefire. They changed formats for the workshops I was back in school a few years ago so I let mine close but they gave me a channel to post lessons on so I was thinking of getting that going during the summer break.
  4. Will do! We are just wrapping up conservatory this week (last day of teaching today, awards ceremony tomorrow) and then I can start thinking about summer projects
  5. I'm thinking about doing something on Saturday mornings for some really basic stuff. Maybe a week night for one on more advanced stuff.
  6. Te past week or so I've been working on some Tony Rice bluegrass stuff, trying to remember some jazz standards (Stella by Starlight and Tune Up this week) and whatever sounds like fun to mess with.
  7. I'm thinking of starting a lesson series on my channel while people are either still stuck at home or too broke to go do anything this summer. Because I', both, too. 😛 Honestly, I've watched my buddy Tom Strahle do this over the last couple of months and realized that it would be a positive thing to put out into the world and help me keep my sanity once my conservatory classes have ended for the school year. No plans yet, just kinda feeling around and seeing if there is any interest....
  8. I've always struggled with this. I feel like it's taken my 35 years to finally get some where with this stuff.
  9. Rebuilding my picking technique. I realized that this is a good time to reinvent myself a bit.
  10. I was watching a livestream with trumpet player Kenny Rampton yesterday and he said something that made me stop and think for a second. He commented that since we've all been stuck at home he has been able to practice more and has been enjoying making music and being creative more than any time since he was a teenager. Anyone else having a sort "quarantine rebirth" of their music making? Not having my practice time be dictated or limited by gigs and other work has actually been great for my playing.
  11. Hey everyone! I'm sharing the Lesson Playlist from my new YouTube channel here. A few examples of what I'm doing these days: The "modal extraction" bit is just a phrase I use to organize the tones that define the sound or texture that a group of notes mean to me. It's not an actual theory concept or something you would hear in music school.
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