I’m writing my “Project 365” posts for almost a month. It goes well, I like the fact that this idea has ever come into my head. I don’t have any other conclusions about these writings except the fact of understanding how posts help me to put my thoughts in order. Regarding the future writings: I think that I will write two “Project 365” post per week. One for holidays and one for Monday — Friday. With this constant schedule, I’ll be able to focus on other categories of my website and to improve the quality of the content.
Project 365 of 2017: Days 22–26. Playing the ukulele & working on my website
This week passed under the sign of a ukulele practice. I did a lot, practised a lot, and started my way towards the understanding of this fancy instrument.
It was a very short day. I almost didn’t work because I had to visit my doctor. I hate these days, but there’s nothing I can do about it. The summer is somewhere near, near. But it is still a little bit cold. When you are ill for a long period of time you begin to think about your illness as a part of yourself which will always be somewhere around you. So the only way to live a full life is to be as calm as possible. I’m very good at keeping myself calm, but this is a tough one.
A big and mighty hammer of nostalgia struck me between the eyes today. I did nothing but sat and listened to Japanese bands I found on the Web several years ago. PASSEPIED, Syrup16g, THE NOVEMBERS, 12012… All these names are mean a lot to me and I always remember 2014 when everything was way better than now. I can’t resist these memories and I’m not willing to do it.
Started to study ukulele from a scratch. I think that it’s better to learn the instrument through writing my own arrangements rather than through remembering basic chords. Because it’s how thing for guitars work. For me, it’s easier to understand the regulations and correlations between strings only through practice. I sat all the evening staring at my computer with a ukulele in my hands and tried to compose something. I think that the very first arrangement will be the “Moon River” by Henry Mancini. It’s the most ukulele-ish song in my opinion.
Composed all the day, tired as hell, but still no results. Only in 5 minutes before sleep I finally understood how I want it to sound!
My brother came to visit me today and we spent a nice evening playing the ukulele and talking about music. I’ve managed to finish my very first arrangement. It needs some improvements though. I think that I’ll record it in the weekend.
Also, I thought a lot about starting a new musical project related to all the ukulele stuff. I want to separate my regular project Aomori which is kinda depressive from all the covers I create under my own name and from the ukulele songs I’m planning to compose. I mean all the covers including a ukulele ones will be under my own name, but for original ukulele songs, I’ll start a new project.
Not many photos this week, because I live under the rock and nothing happens.