Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Today's Lesson @ PuaPua

So here are a couple of shots from today's lesson down at Ukulele PuaPua. For those who do not know: A free lesson is given every morning at 10am for anyone who wants to give it a shot. We of course are limited to space but besides that anyone and everyone is welcome! I usually do the lessons every weekday and today's was good fun. There was a large turn out and a couple of go-getters which makes my job a lot easier. I had my co-worker take a couple of shots of the set up and lesson.

Also today down at PuaPua we had special guest instructor Herb Ohta Jr. stop in a give a private lesson. To the left is a picture of Jr giving a demonstration of some of his classics such as his arrangement of Honolulu City Lights. Musicians of any sort can always learn one of his most distinguished traits in his technique: being clean. It seems to me that every single time I hear him play he always has a clean technique with bold yet fragile notes. Soft on the ears with a notable style. Something to work up to if you ask me.

Practice doesn't make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect. I think that's enough of a fire lit down below to get things moving. Yet a certain reassurance that's leads me to believe that with the right determination and direction, one can lead his/her path to where they need to be. Probably not anywhere we can imagine yet but when we get there (if we are lucky) it will feel right. . .

And usually only in short moments. . .

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