Take Five

I cannot explain the pure joy I had yesterday. I started to learn “Take Five” by Paul Desmond. I first heard this song when I was in high school. I picked up the music book that had the same colorful cover as the Dave Brubeck Take Five album.  I just read that it was released…

Learning Music is Hard Sometimes

“The swing of the song rests in how you play around the silence between the notes.” I have been working on, “Once I Loved by Antonio Carlos Jobim,Vinicius De Moraes, Ray Gilbert.” Now just to let you know, I have a bit of a hang up about Brazilian songs. I struggle with the rhythm, the…