Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Can there be too much of a good thing?

It is the middle of the Christmas season and I am neck deep in Christmas music. There are times at gigs where it is hard remember whether I played a certain tune or one with similar melody, chords, groove and subject matter. An effort is made try to change things up a bit but, to be honest, it can get a bit tiring. The same tunes day after day.

I resolve to have more tunes in the book for next year and to search out the true gems that exist within the Christmas repetoire. Current examples of enjoyable tunes are: 'Cool Yule', 'Emmanuel God With Us', 'The Man With The Bag', 'Trois Anges Sont Venues Ce Soir', and 'Twas In The Moon Of Wintertime'. I found some of the music from 'The Nutcracker' that will be in the book next year.

Still smiling but looking forward to perhaps playing in a minor key.

Merry Christmas.

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