It is now the beginning of week 4 of the scheme. I started writing in the second week – on good advice – and having those ideas ticking away as I go to the concerts has certainly helped with my thinking. I have been going to as many rehearsals and concerts as I can, and each time I find that I learn something new and unexpected. This is a very similar process to the one I undertook when I started to seriously study jazz. Under the guidance of my teacher, Dave Liebman, I spent just under 5 years listening, transcribing, and playing solos of the great jazz musicians. In the ‘transcription process’ I could feel my hearing and judgement becoming sharpened. I hope that there is something similar going on as I go to each rehearsal, each concert. Time’s up…..