Jazz

St Agnes & the Burning Train – The Band

Kartika Franks, Duncan Stewart, Kim Cambridge, Paul Goodwin, Peron Lan.

The following words were posted by Anthony Lucas ( jazz musician & bugeisha ) on facebook influenced by a training clip made by Simon Gaunt.

” there are three main rules in jazz:

1) play in the harmony,

2) play out of the harmony,

3) disregard the harmony all together.”

This is like SHU HA RI.

We can see that everything is connected. Through budo study and practise, we hope to become aware of this connection and develop a working knowledge to benefit our lives and that of others.

I was a semi-professional musician ( well, a drummer really ) when I lived in Tasmania. For musicians, it`s all about the “connection”.

when a synchronicity with each other is obtained, an amazing feeling of “oneness” or “connectedness” envelopes the subconscious. This feeling wells up and drives the band as a single unit. With unified hearts, the musicians come to reach their soul through the music and enlarge their capacity to accept ” freedom”.

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4 Responses to “Jazz”

  1. Erik Bliesze Says:

    1) play in the harmony,

    2) play out of the harmony,

    3) disregard the harmony all together.”

    This is like SHU HA RI.

    -This is excellent!!!

  2. Andrew Holder Says:

    Hear hear as a muscian myself I know and have felt exactly what you are talking about. And a drummer is a musician too. Thats what I started with but now I have taught myself strings I can record music and play all the tracks. Its inspiring to do so.

  3. Eyal Weiss Says:

    Indeed, this is a wondrous parallel to Sho-Ha-Ri. Precise, insightful and humorous. Thanks

  4. Indeed! You said it. When i started my shugyo, i had been playing and practicing drums for more than ten years. One of the first things i noticed was, how similar some thing´s were. Both ways are about finding the connection with other people (fellow musicians & buyu) and yourself. And that connection is one of the best things in life that i know. Keep up the connection!

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