I’m so excited and nervous about my new course “Baroque Flamenco” Bootcamp, tomorrow.
Right in the middle of the video-session tonight, I realized that, the way I’m describing the piece … it’s … well, it looks like this:
Yes … that ‘design’ next to me is what the piece actually ‘looks’ like to my brain. That’s what I’m personally playing when I play the piece.
And after making the videos to explain it I suddenly had this sinking feeling like, “But … that’s just a picture — what if everyone in the course gets upset, or thinks I’m treating them like kids and they hate that??”
But the truth … my truth … is that the piece exists with or without notes, and that’s what this piece looks like from a structural standpoint – and the first thing I want everyone to be able to do is play the piece even if they can’t play the notes.
Once they can play the ‘piece,’ once they understand its flow and character, then they can start adding ‘notes’ to each section.
Oy … it’s when I get honest about what’s really going on in my head that I feel to unsophisticated.
But … whutEVur … this is what I’m doing! “Baroque Flamenco Bootcamp” Beta starts tomorrow and we’ve already got a great team of harp-slinging Beta-testers and a couple spots still left before the classroom opens at noon EST today (registration is here)
Meanwhile, videographer Abbie Miller and I are burning the midnight oil getting Day 1 of Bootcamp ready. Here’s what our Final Cut X workspace looks like: