If I'm writing music, that usually takes a lot of time. I may write music at any time but
most of my
practice I do on the road. Of course, there are many different aspects of practicing. One
technique, for now anyway since I have this fingerboard, and I have a different kind of
practice that is
the horizontal sense. "
"I have another technique that I'm working on which is a development of the
that I started a few years ago. It's very tricky because I'm working in odd groupings,
groupings. This is a development of an Indian concept, but it's universal as regards the
rhythm of an
eight-beat cycle. I'll work in groups of, say, two fives and two threes, or three threes
and two fives or
even three fives and tum it inside out in all different ways. And this is something I'm
working on right
now that is very difficult. It's purely a right hand technique, it's very interesting.
"l'll work it on the top three strings, then the middle three, then try one on four
strings-it's a bitch. "
"In a sense it's related to the rhythmical theory that I studied in India-the theory
behind it is singing,
of course. When you study rhythm you have to be able to sing it. I can't do it but I
mathematics behind it and so I'm applying it in a sense to my right hand technique. "