2010 in review
It's time once more to take stock of the progress I've made in my musical life over the past year. Unlike in past years, I'm not going to address progress against my annual goals on a point-by-point basis, but rather will examine where I've grown versus where I've failed to make sufficient advances.
On the positive side:
- I wrote lots of new material with LCW.
- I recorded enough multitrack sessions to put together a full-length LCW CD.
- I've noted, from our room recordings, a continuing improvement in the quality and musicianship of LCW sessions.
- I didn't indulge in a lot of gear acquistion. I swapped out my multitrack recorder for one that has a better (for me) workflow and acquired a higher-functioning MFX processor.
On the negative side:
- I paid insufficient attention to improving my technique and application of theory.
- I made no progress in learning notation.
- I feel like I'm running out of ideas for LCW.
- Aside from the LCW multitrack sessions, I've engaged in no formal recording projects.
- I'm too easily stymied by certain compositional aspects, e.g. "it needs a B section".
- I'm still forgetting too much material.
- I've made very limited progress in ear training.
- I've made very limited progress in expanding my stylistic range.