Wednesday, April 6, 2011

playing standards

The SIM workshop in oslo was about RealtimeMusic. When people talked about playing standards this sounded like they thought it a plague to me.

My way into this and out of it is play with the standards

  • take the first column, the one with with the red border as a improvisational basis.
  • playing them straight gives an extra long form, at least if you are into eight bar forms like me.
  • take one of the other areas, keep it, loose it, play.
standards can be much fun, one should play them, but one is oneself not any coltrane, he did not play it like it was written too (and if he would have done, i consider this his problem, not mine).

have fun.