July 15: Music video
I didn’t play, exactly, today.
I pretended to play while we recorded another part of our music video. This time, it was all 4 of us holding instruments and swaying to the music in our backyard.
I put my fingers on the correct chords, but only pretended to strum. So I consider that to be practising.
July 16: Not much
I played the melody and the walking song, without sheet music.
Today was a busy day. We filmed the last part of the music video!
We’re hoping to get it out by mid-August.
July 17: Didn’t
I took a break today.
An accidental break, but a break nonetheless.
I read over the wedding song to try to memorize it more, but I didn’t pick up an instrument.
July 18: Feeling that urge
I’m feeling like I need to write another song.
In our books, well, initially in Éric’s book The Sign of Faust, there is a band that lives forever. (Since the sixties, anyways.) They reinvent themselves every decade or so, change names after being out of the limelight and have a whole new sound so that they’re not recognizable.
Anyways, in our books, we mention several different iterations of their band and a couple of their songs, so I’ve got options.
I’ll have to think about it.
I practised the walking song, “Get to Know You,” and the wedding song today.
July 19: Melody
I forgot to play today, so right before the kids went to bed, I grabbed my hybrid and played the melody without even tuning first.
I’m actually quite impressed… It didn’t sound out of tune at all.
July 20: Dinner music
The kids ate first today, and I realized I had forgotten to practise. So I played the melody and walking song while they were eating.
I didn’t play more than that because my back hurts more than usual today.