Note to note

It’s been 3 weeks since my last post! I wanted to write something last week but things crawled up and I had to work on it so oh well… Many of my posts touch on improvisation but let’s be a little different this time. Let’s talk about playing...

A cool conversation about practicing

I was at Raffles Halia last night jamming a little at Regi Leo’s gig with Aya Sekine and Alemay Fernandez. Had a nice talk with Aya-san later about practicing. Aya-san was saying I sounded good unlike sometimes when I would blast out 666 million notes per...

Musical inspiration from TV drama

I’m quite into Japanese dramas (Jdrama) these days. Not hardcore but I just love watching some good Jdrama. One awesome thing is that they have Japanese subtitles and I sure can brush up my Japanese a little (with a dictionary on standby all the time). Things...

Imagining music

As much as music is an audio thing, being able to visualize music is an interesting thing to do in my opinion. I love listening to music and begin ‘seeing’ things, a car speeding down the highway, birds chirping, a bassist doing all the bass faces to the...

Perfume – my next musical revolution

Well, as some of you might have known, I’m a great fan of Girls’ Generation and they brought me into all the Kpop madness. I had always been thinking, man I wanna get into Jpop too! I didn’t know where to start because there wasn’t anything...

Finding our voices

‘Be yourself.’ ‘Go with your emotions.’ We are all looking for our own voices be it in music or whatever. We want to be heard the way we are. We want to express ourselves without being a copy of someone else. I am still on my way to...

Deciding on what to practice

Practice oh practice. There are just way too many things to practice ain’t it so? It does get frustrating sometimes but, as much as it’s frustrating, no practice = no improvement for sure. I was sometimes asked what did I practice to play like how I do...

One month with Metro

Had my last gig with Metro subbing for Mike at BRIX last Saturday. It was awesome playing with awesome musicians on stage 6 days a week and I sure learned a hell lot. First of all I need to thank in no particular order my buddy Alex for recommending me, Mike for...