Friday, August 06, 2010

Play time.

I have a t-shirt that reads 'always tardy,' which is only amusing because I'm perpetually (some may yell anally) on time. When I wear it people assume I'm a latey, or a teacher or proclaim that they should own the shirt as it describes them perfectly. This blooming creeper was so stunning, that I actually gave my self permission to be late for work as I had to pull over to click a snap......and I still arrived before my business partner who truly is always tardy!

Ulli asked me the other day "So Shaz, whatcha been up to"? There's always a small part of me that wishes I had a really mind blowing answer to this question, but alas I'm a creature of habit. "Nothing unusual" I said, "but I'm really enjoying my summer sailing, SUP and Uke practice". The truth is, I'm having so much fun doing the same things, I just keep doing them!

Dry hair = not trying hard enough, GP does not suffer from the same affliction.

Untitled from Sharon on Vimeo.

It's been about three and a half months since I've been taking weekly Ukulele lessons. Every Sunday morning, Cyrus shows up (on time) to my house and my learning curve unfolds under his gentle tutelage.

He's a soulful chap who believes in having fun and allowing the music and my skills (for want of a better word) to dictate the journey. If you want a technical lesson, as a seasoned musician of 30 years, he can go there but he doesn't push it, which for me provides heaps of room to be creative verses academic. That's not to say he's not a stickler about learning the foundations of accurate chord changes, pacing and chart reading, yet within a few strict bounderies he provides lots of room to play.

And play we's a few minutes of last weeks lesson with Cyrus going seriously off piste!


Lano said...

That was awesome!

Sharon said...

Thanks mate!

Anonymous said...

Hey Sharon,
That sound's like a pretty advanced piece, way to go! Can you play that piece alongside a metronome? There are a few syncopated parts, are you getting those?
All the best and see you soon!


Sharon's Mum Anne said...

I hope this is the same vid. you showed on Facebook as it simply won't come up on my screen. You're wearing the same blue top so I think it may be:-)

Love the pictures and, in particular, the tree - that's very paintable. The shot of you and GP almost looks as though you're on a lake rather than the sea!

You're not a tardy brat EXCEPT when you come "home" and leave your bath towel hanging on the door! Can't wait until September when I can groan inwardly at the sight again :-)

Sharon said...

Hey Ely: I don't own a metronome....interesting idea to play with one & I'm sure there's an app for my iphone! As for the Syncopation, I had to look that word up so my guess is no, I'm not getting those parts!

Sharon said...

Mater: It is the same vid so don't fret you're not missing anything.

Thanks for the towel reminder, I'd hate to disappoint!

Sharon's Mum Anne said...

Ha, blooming ha - thanks for nothing.

Mchumbie said...

Anne: I never thought I'd be glad to see an untidy bathroom till now. It means one of the kids is around, which makes it ok.

Sharon's Mum Anne said...

I know, I know and the wondering "what time will she be in" and pretending to be asleep when the front door bangs shut!!!!!
We never stop being Mums do we?