I am always interersted in great musicians' practice routines. Could you talk about yours, in particular how you split your time between the gypsy jazz, and the modern style (ie electric)? I know you would focus on one or the other depending on certain projects and gigs you have coming up, but in general, do you divide your time equally?
I like to play finger-style too, so that would be 3 different techniques that all require consistant working out. The gypsy jazz thing is so challenging, I am just practicing that at the moment.
The constant 8th note thing is cool, there is an old Howard Roberts book called "Super Chops" where he has you do that, and constant triplets too.
You mentioned you do this using both techniques, do you do that with the Bach as well, both ways of playing?
As someone who has mastered this style coming from a modern jazz background, could you say what helped you the most in conquering this technique?
I can't wait to get the "Gypsy Fire" book, and I wish I could go to the retreat in January, unfortunately I can't make that one.
I really appreciate this forum.