The CVB has played here in one form or another almost every year since 1997! It’s like a home base for us in Europe and we enjoy it every time!

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2 thoughts on “CVB in Hamburg, Germany at the Downtown Blues

  1. First off I would like too say wonderful blog! I had a quick question in which
    I’d like to ask if you don’t mind. I was interested to know
    how you center yourself aand clear your mind beore writing.
    I have had difficulty clearing my mind in gtting my ideas out there.

    I truly do take pleasure in writing howevwr it just seemss like the first 10 to 15 minujtes are lost just trying
    to figure out how to begin. Any suggestions or hints?
    Thank you!

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  2. CommentHello Caleb,
    Thanks for the email. I understand what you’re asking about clearing the mind before writing or being creative with your music. One of the things I do is just start playing. I let my mind wander like this:
    I’ll start off playing an ascending line in a scale like maybe Fminor (dorian mode) and then at the top of the improvised line I’ll switch randomly to another key, like say B major and descend. Then I’ll switch again to D major and ascend to a high F#7 on the 14th fret and turn around and descend in the key of F# (mixolydian mode). I just randomly select a key and play lines and scales for the sheer joy of hearing them in the air! The key of Aminor might morph into Bb7 on the way up and resolve into Eb major. Any chord and any key follows any key.
    If I do this for 10 or 15 minutes I usually start getting in tune with the instrument and the sounds I’m making, and often time inspiration comes from it.
    I hope that helps, and good luck with your music,
    Carl

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