I have always had a fondness for analogies. To me a good analogy allows for an easier connection to or understanding of something that on the surface you may not be familiar with. I find myself using analogies with students all the time, the are so many great analogies which apply to learning an instrument and learning jazz music and improvisation (jazz music as a language for example). Occasionally I may make one that's a bit far fetched, but I've seen how generally with my students I can witness an "ah ha" moment with the aid of a good analogy. With a blog post today on the similarities between the improvising musician and a tennis player I am beginning a series of posts on some of my favorite analogies. Let me know what you think, or what are some of your favorites?
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solo guitar @ Downtown Cary
I'll be playing solo guitar out on the patio at this fine restaurant in downtown Cary. Come enjoy their fine New American cuisine made from local ingredients.
free Age limit: All ages
guitar duo w/ Keith Ganz
we are back at it again, more guitar fun at Alley 26 in downtown Durham.
guitar duo with Keith Ganz
guitar fun with Keith Ganz at this nice downtown Durham venue.
Jazz Vespers @ Duke Chapel
Duke Chapel and the John Brown Little Big Band will hold a "Jazz Vespers" worship service combining the form of the traditional evening vespers service with the musical improvisation of jazz.
Public is welcome. More information at https://today.duke.edu/2015/03/jazzvespers
W/ John Brown Big Band and Dee Dee Bridgewater
John Brown Big Band with special guest vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater in historic McGlohon Theatre.
Kevin Van Sant - solo guitar
solo guitar music for members of the City Club with gorgeous views of downtown Raleigh from the 28th floor of the Wells Fargo Building
free / members only Age limit: All ages