Monday, November 2, 2009
Hiking in the Lake Chabot Hills || Rhythm
Today, I took my camera along on my normal hike. The trail is beautiful and there a great views of the California mostly oak tree covered hills. Many red and orange leaves cover portions of the trail. The route is one mile up to the second bench and then one mile back down. I forgot my camera card so I'll put up some scenic photos another day. I like to stride hard up the hill and occassionally mix in some running too. But on the downhills I like to practice my music.
My buddy Rhan Wilson says there's always time to work on rhythm. I saw Joe Craven teach absolute beginners how to play the violin using their walking as a way to control or stimulate their rhythm. So I try to use my footsteps as my rhythm and count 1-2-3-4, dit-dit-2-dit-dit-4, or tri-p-let, 2, tri-p-let, 4. Sometimes even 1+e+&+a, 2, 3+e+&+a, 4.
Yes, I try to mix it up while I'm going down the hill race-walking style. Those wonderful dusty trails. Seemed like it was so warm for the 2nd of November: 76 degrees F (24 degrees C).