Wow! What a weekend. I have had an AWESOME time hanging out with Ty Burhoe, and the participants of his Musical Universe Retreat this weekend. We learned about how music relates to physics, math, geometry, and even spirituality. It was a crazy good time. Ty offered us some great insights, and so did the other members.
We did some drumming, and worked with polyrhythms and mixed meters. We even learned to speak Tabla (we learned the syllables used in Indian music that represent the different sounds that the Tabla (a type of Indian drum) can make.
It was really a blessing to get to spend my weekend with such a cool group of people studying something I love.
Because we were doing so much with out of the ordinary rhythms, I thought this would be a great time to play Slipped Jig – a tune that I wrote some time around my trip to Harlaxton. It’s a tricky one, and I’ve never recorded it before today. It’s not tricky because it’s all that technically demanding. It’s tricky because the A Part is in Bb and is a Straight Jig (in 6/8 time) and the B Part is in G minor and is a Slip Jig (in 9/8 time).
Make sure you stick around for the Tabla Solo. Ty is pretty Awesome!