Thursday, August 28, 2008

Walking Jazz Line - similar to "Take The A Train"

Here goes a little tune that I've learned to play on the bass. The bass line and chord progressions were pre-written, so I basically just learned how to play/construct them (I'm actually playing the bass part to this tune). The drums are pretty much a generic jazz drum beat; the alto sax and trumpet parts are my very own creation. I was quite impressed by the quickness that I improvised/tweaked these parts.




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I've been entranced by jazz music lately, especially walking bass lines. Teaching myself the structure and mechanics of jazz bass lines has been a hobby for myself as of late. I would like to take this further some day...perhaps making my musicianship something more than just a hobby. As of now, it remains a dream!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

5 panels of simple brilliance

One of the many reasons I love the work of R. Crumb...

Hippopotamiss

Here's a happy lil' tune that I whipped up a while ago. Yours truly on vocals (yikes), bass, ukulele, maracas, xylophone, and clappin'. Inspired by a few stuffed hippos Emily created. Somehow, I don't think this endeavor is fully realized without a deranged video to go along with it; I may get to that at some point in the future. In the meantime, enjoy!

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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Sketch Partyness




Here goes my caricature of Alex Clare...i don't know why, but for some reason, I thought I needed to draw the hands in that position...kinda went with the expression on his face I guess.


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Here's a time lapse movie of our last sketch party of the summer. Notice my victory pose after completing my sketch of Alex!