יום שני, 26 בינואר 2009

"A Genius Is The One Most Like Himself" and some more advice from Thelonius Monk

מסמך מרתק שערך ככל הנראה נגן סקסופון הסופרן, Steve Lacy, ובו הוא מרכז רשימת עצות ותובנות מפיו של Thelonious Monk עמו ניגן לראשונה בשנת 1960 ולימים הפך לאחד הפרשנים החשובים והמעניינים של המוסיקה של Monk. חלק מן העצות האלה מופיע לעיתים קרובות בספרי הדרכה ולימוד אילתור וג'אז כך שחלקן מוכרות. (תודה רבה ליותם שמצא את המסמך)


לחץ על התמונה כדי לראותה בבירור


1. MONK'S ADVICE (1960)

JUST BECAUSE YOU'RE NOT A DRUMMER, DOESN'T MEAN THAT YOU DON'T HAVE TO KEEP TIME.

PAT YOUR FOOT AND SING THE MELODY IN YOUR HEAD, WHEN YOU PLAY.

STOP PLAYING ALL THOSE WEIRD NOTES (THAT BULLSHIT), PLAY THE MELODY!

MAKE THE DRUMMER SOUND GOOD.

DISCRIMINATION IS IMPORTANT.

YOU'VE GOT TO DIG IT TO DIG IT, YOU DIG?

ALL REET!

ALWAYS KNOW....(MONK) --- [flip it over and upside down and read]

IT MUST BE ALWAYS NIGHT, OTHERWISE THEY WOULDN'T NEED THE LIGHTS.

LET'S LIFT THE BAND STAND!!

I WANT TO AVOID THE HECKLERS.

DON'T PLAY THE PIANO PART, I'M PLAYING THAT. DON'T LISTEN TO ME. I'M SUPPOSED TO BE ACCOMPANING YOU!

THE INSIDE OF THE TUNE (THE BRIDGE) IS THE PART THAT MAKES THE OUTSIDE SOUND GOOD.

DON'T PLAY EVERYTHING (OR EVERYTIME); LET SOME THINGS GO BY. SOME MUSIC JUST IMAGINED. WHAT YOU DON'T PLAY CAN BE MORE IMPORTANT THAN WHAT YOU DO.

A NOTE CAN BE SMALL AS A PIN OR AS BIG AS THE WORLD, IT DEPENDS ON YOUR IMAGINATION.

STAY IN SHAPE! SOMETIMES A MUSICIAN WAITS FOR A GIG, AND WHEN IT COMES, HE'S OUT OF SHAPE AND CAN'T MAKE IT.

WHEN YOU'RE SWINGING, SWING SOME MORE!

(WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR TONIGHT? SHARP AS POSSIBLE!)

ALWAYS LEAVE THEM WANTING MORE.

DON'T SOUND ANYBODY FOR A GIG, JUST BE ON THE SCENE.

THESE PIECES WERE WRITTEN SO AS TO HAVE SOMETHING TO PLAY AND TO GET CATS INTERESTED ENOUGH TO COME TO REHEARSAL.

YOU'VE GOT IT! IF YOU DON'T WANT TO PLAY, TELL A JOKE OR DANCE, BUT IN ANY CASE. YOU GOT IT! (TO A DRUMMER WHO DIDN'T WANT TO SOLO.)

WHATEVER YOU THINK CAN'T BE DONE, SOMEBODY WILL COME ALONG AND DO IT.

A GENIUS IS THE ONE MOST LIKE HIMSELF.

THEY TRIED TO GET ME TO HATE WHITE PEOPLE, BUT SOMEONE WOULD ALWAYS COME ALONG AND SPOIL IT.

2 comments:

אנונימי אמר/ה...

Right On! in the pocket
Gev

פלג דניאל אמר/ה...

איזה מסמך מדהים !
(מדהים לא פחות זה לראות את מונק משחק פינג פונג...)

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