Rolo: 3 members of the team didn’t show up so the group was a sextet this time. It was already pretty late when we gathered together and, by the time we prepared and ate dinner, we were ready and tired enough to go to bed; but I announced that I wouldn’t set a schedule, and that they needed to prepare one for themselves…
They looked a bit surprised, took a piece of paper and begun to discuss… At almost 2.00 in the morning we have a schedule for tomorrow so we can go to sleep now.
Rise a t 7.00
I became aware to sit with other people this morning, only when they got up…
After the usual half-an-hour of right-hand-worming-up we had breakfast, then we begun working on our little (but growing) repertoire: Shiva’s Dance, The Eye of The Needle, Thrak, Hope, Asturias; some sound acceptable, some still need work; we recorded three takes of each piece on mini disk and decided to perform Shiva’s at lunch for the workers of the small farm where we’re hosted.
The workers seem to enjoy our A harmonic minor circulation plus Shiva’s dance; this was the first performance of this group as such.
In the afternoon as it was written on the schedule, we had an overview of the primary and secondary exercises: coup de grace for the already dying poor aspirant guitarists…
At dinner we decided we wanted to be in the bed by midnight at the latest, so the night circle was mainly circulations (we recorded three of them as well).
Today my mind was again pretty wild during the sitting.
The pre-breakfast-half-an-hour-warming-up included the left hand this time.
After breakfast the first part of the morning I introduced parts from Rescue in M.B. (an ESC piece part of the Lemon Crash CD) and reviewed the bits of Starving Moon I passed them last time.
The second half of the morning was dedicated to general overview (pieces, exercises, and so on).
I had a feeling during the whole weekend as if everything was fine, the whole thing was proceeding smoothly, but something was missing.
But then, during the acknowledge of the completion of our last guitar circle, before lunch, silence visited us, the shape of people and things got highly defined and 3Ded, the essence of people and things was there, uncovered, an eternal moment, we couldn’t hope for a better completion.
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