Originally Posted by dmacc
7Yes, I studied with him at the ESM only for about 2 years though. Many major life changes started at that point (basically with the aging and eventually passing of my parents) which demanded all of my time outside of work thereby eliminating any available practice time.
He’s an amazing player and teacher. The things he taught me then I still hold and work on today. Breaking them down to get the technical aspect together, but then really honing in on the feel and trying to make it all effortless. Much deeper than a reading exercise.
Sorry to hear that. I feel for you.
That's basically what I have wanted to do with the solos in the book. Internalize them and make them into something of my own.