|Duck and chips|
|We were serenaded during our meal by these folk.|
|Then to local church for an hour of Basque choral music - not sure I like Basque melodies and harmonies. The conductress was Polish.|
Naturally, my attention was drawn to the drummer. What I was examining was his overall body posture and body movement. Every person I've heard speaking about drumming has emphasized the advantage of the whole body moving and not just the forearms and wrists. Or in my case, sometimes, just wrists. They claim that if the whole body is taking part in the rhythm then the rhythm has a better foundation and is more fulsome. And, yes, that is what this drummer's body was doing.
Drumming practice update:
So, this morning, in the seclusion of the apartment, I put on my earphones and let my whole body move while I practised on my drumpad. Very pleased with the result - much more uninhibited.
|The early morning view.|
Most of it is still there after 30 years.
Same with wielding drum sticks.
This chap takes the pleasure out of going to the launderette. You hand the bag of clothes to him and then collect it dried and folded two hours later.
Have to stop writing blog now and collect said washing and then drive to Messanges for evening Mass.