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GEN meeting, February 26 2017, Rotterdam

Facilitated by PV. Present PV, WdR and JA. Starting ~10:40 First, talk about ambitions for this year. Concrete possibilities are: performance at the Stichting Rafael Charity Garden Party 2017. This is on and, at that Party, a possible collaboration with another performer (singer). JA will work out an arrangement for a song and contact the performer WdR’s wife would appreciate a performance for het birthday in May a possible afternoon performance in Utrecht WdR has committed to organizing “Rooms to live” (livingroom) performances in September – October – November 2017….

GEN meeting, January 8 2017, Vilt

Facilitated by JA, Irma and José. Present FB, PV and JA. Starting at 11:38 some physical stretching first and second primaries first and second primaries combined, counting 4 and 3 C major exercise Dm harmonic in Canon Bach Canon BWV1079 (from das Musikalisches Opfer) Chord progression in G Lunch break at 13:00, continue at 13:45 playing and run-through of repertoire: Dangerous Curves, Thrak, EotN, presentation of the Driving Force by FB, 28 bars, procession chords rehearsing for two intimate performances … … the first one Bach Canon for José ……

GEN meeting, October 30, Hengelo

Facilitated by FB and Gerda. Present FB, WdR, PV and JA. Morning calisthenics: RH triplets, 8th, 16th. String changes secondary variations circulating BWV1007 EotN quality practice (counting, limb rotation) Afternoon short introduction to 28 bars Dangerous curves a new piece called “Thong”. Half of the guitars in 5 (Eb and G), half in 7 (Gm and Bm) short introduction to Frakctured riff by FB circulations All these to be continued. For the next meeting: Red circulating BWV1007 Dangerous curves Frakctured riff The next meeting will be somewhere at the end…

GEN meeting, July 17, Molenaarsgraaf

Facilitated by WdR. Present WdR, PV, JA. Start at ~11:00 Tuning, initial circulation. Counting exercises. Keep steady tempo when playing together. THRAK: first clapping, then playing. Conclude the morning session with EotN (no high lead). Lunch break. Have a look at Dangerous Curves, distribute the voices. Mid: PV. bass: WdR. lead: JA. (and of course FB) Have a look at the Letters, distribute the voices. G3: WdR. G2: PV. G1: JA. (and FB) Red, refresh the piece and focus on tempo, especially in the tea for two section. A concluding…

GEN meeting May 22, Rotterdam

Present: FB, PV, WR, JA calisthenics EotN circulating BWV1007 Aaarrrghgh (new piece by PV) new piece by WR And a small performance for an audience of one: a few bars of BWV1007 circulated, EotN, Asturias. For the next meeting: Red Mad People Aaarrrghgh new piece by WR circulating BWV1007

GEN meeting December 27, Vilt

Present: FB, PV, WR, JA 11:55 warming up FB: counting PV: fret 1234 on string 4, then on 3, 5678 on 4 etc. WR: secundary JA: counting FB: short demo of Airport exercise WR: short presentation of own work in 7 and 5. GEN OK’s it, to be presented in the future Lunch break around 13:00 JA: short presentation of Unsquare dance. GEN OK’s it, to be presented in the future PV: presentation and practice of Second shot Short break & walk FB: presentation and three rounds of Steve Ball’s…

GEN meeting September 26, Molenaarsgraaf

September 26 2015, Molenaarsgraaf. Present PV, WdR, JA, guests MW, PQF, BZ. Facilitated by WdR. 10:30 – 12:15 inaugural meeting, guided practice by MW 12:40 – 13:50 execises for Third relation, C hexatonic lunch, powernaps, fresh air 16:00 – 17:45 “Thrak scale”, C hexatonic, A symmetrical, EotN in pieces 18:10 – 19:15 Thrak time: counting up- and downbeat. Circulate that with claps. Put it in the bank! 19:30 cooking, personal meetings with MW, dinner 21:30 completion meeting. Everyone present starts / leads a circulation, every circulation different (C hex, “Thrak”,…

GEN meeting August 2, Rotterdam

August 2 2015, Rotterdam. Present PV, WdR, FB, JA. Facilitated by PV. Starting with practice, guided by FB. When we got to the pieces we decided upon last meeting, it turned out we had been too ambitious in the amount of repertoire and were now generally badly prepared. That said, we did practise the whole day. For the next meeting we agreed on preparing a more limited amount of material, namely: Third relation at 60bpm Eye of the needle Mad people

GEN meeting June 14, Hengelo

June 14 2015, GEN meeting in Hengelo. Present: FB, PV, WdR, JA, facilitated by FB and Gerda Tuning, start at 11:25 String 3: 555 666 777 888 | 5 556 667 778 88 String 4: 0 0 0 0 | 0 0 0 0 plus the two other permutations (5505 and 5550), then the same backwards. Picking excercise with counting on strings 4, 3 and 2 (pattern above, two ways of counting below): 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1234512345 1 2 3 4 5 Same…

GEN meeting April 12 Molenaarsgraaf

Present: PV, WdR, FB, JA, facilitated by WdR Tuning, start at 10:45 secundary and primary excercises an aad excercise presented by Paul and Wouter Red Third relation improv Eye of the needle Mad people A break with apple pie, lunch, talking about FB’s performance of Hangi Lauha Continuing at 14:00 Red FB introduces the first bit of “A Connecticut Yankee In The Court of King Arthur”, bass and lead Mad people Little thrak Yankee again, now circulating bass and lead Fireplace, work on the bass part Larks 1 Growing circle,…