His issues are the same as many students that spend their time practicing diligently but are not yet able to listen while they are playing. It's a tough nut to crack but awareness is the first step.kavala said:Wow, you guys don't pull your punches.
You seem to have a reasonable fluidity with your scales, so I guess
you have been practising for a while.
To add a little, when you were singing, you weren't really lining up with the changes either. If you were trying to sing it the way it's written, you were a measure behind.gary said:Well, I hate to be the first one to break it to you, but the idea is to play the same tempo and chord changes as the background.
Well the thing is that's really unclear to me (relating to where I am) is my inability to understand clearly what is going on in the music. I just feel like I'm going to fall over all the time. I can't get a sense of direction, and I lose it and go all over the place. I want to have more experiences to help drift me out of this mess.SaxyAcoustician said:Are you reading off the right page of the Aebersold book? It sounds like you're in another key.
Having said that, jazz isn't about reading anyway. You have to use your ear, and it's clear your ear isn't telling you that you're playing in the wrong key.
Try an easier tune.