Blues Improv in F

Video
A little improvisational solo over the 12 bar blues in F

I record some of my practice sessions because it’s really hard to critique my own playing while I’m playing. In this clip, I’m trying to use the F minor pentatonic scale to spontaneously compose a melody. In the second chorus, I am trying to adapt the head to “Eastern Standard Time” by Don Drummond before returning to minor penatonic noodling.

#fitby50: week 2/104

Standard

Last week’s goals:

  • Continue food tracking – stay under calorie target for the week
    • Mostly accomplished this with exception of one day when I was on the road and ate at restaurants all and got desserts.
  • lift 3x this week
    • accomplished – took it easy and still got super sore
  • ride at least 60 mins this week
    • fail. trainer tire arrived but not yet installed
  • weigh in at least once
    • done
  • try to ease into things and not beat the crap out of myself
    • pretty much succeeded
  • try to avoid planning / prep failures that lead to grabbing fast food / junk food out of convenience.
    • mostly worked, except for that one day when I ate two whole days worth of calories.
Net calories (redacted)

So, not a smashing success, but not a total failure either. Goals for this week are pretty much the same as last week.

This week’s goals:

  • Continue food tracking – stay under calorie target for the week
  • lift 3x this week
  • ride at least 60 mins this week
  • weigh in at least once
  • be awesome
  • stay out of the trick-or-treat candy