Monday, January 23, 2012


It's good to have goals, I hear. I suppose I missed the boat on New Year's resolutions, but I never think those count anyways. But since I'm off on this hardcore adventure towards jazz, I've developed some pretty extensive wishes about what I can get done this semester. So now I want to write it out so I can have something to come back to and say, "oh yeah, I was gonna do that, too."

Every day goals
1. Practice my voice: tunes, improvisation
2. Practice jazz piano: chords, then voicings
3. Transcribe, even if it's just a little bit

Semester-long goals
1. To arrange a few pieces: horns, bass, everything.
2. To get 200-300 songs in my book, if not more.
3. To work on my stage presence, especially in between songs
4. To get some kick-ass outfits to wear on stage

By the end of the summer goals
1. To have 400-600 songs in my book
2. To have transcribed Ella's solo on "How High the Moon"
3. Find a job in NYC
4. Move to NYC

That may not be complete. But I think it's a good start.

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