Readers, as we all know, I possess tremendous amounts of blind confidence. Well,… let’s say blurred confidence.
How else could I start promoting my show before all the charts are finished? Because I believe!…
JULY 14th, THE HUMMINGBIRD BRIGADE, a show you won’t want to miss!
I am in fact writing this SMNP while on a short break from writing charts. Sooo much more work to do before the band rehearses 1 week from tomorrow!
Part of the work I’m doing is ‘rearranging’ older charts to add the 3 extra band members but there’s also a LOT of fixing to do on the old charts. In a way, I suppose it’s a positive thing that my arranging skills from 2 (or even 1) year ago were considerably worse than they are now. Which is to say, I know more about composition/arranging now, thanks to my time spent at McGill. In particular, writing for big band (which I did only a few months ago) really pushed me to more carefully consider musical aspects such as range, rhythmic layering, texture, different instrument combinations, etc.. This in turn has given me SO MANY MORE THINGS TO THINK ABOUT when I write a chart.
So yeah, it’s slow going over here but I like what’s coming together so far,… hopefully the band agrees.