10-days until my next gig. I’ve learned all the tunes as chord melodies because I figured it’s more efficient to learn the melody and harmony at the same time. Actually, since your dealing with 3 times as many notes, it’s nine times more complex — not twice as efficient. This is not what my would be mentor, Eddie, meant by keeping it simple(or as he put it, ” getting Chauncy deGardner on their ass.”) Oddly, I found inspiration and meaning in simplicity listening to speeches given by heavies at my company. So tonight when I practice, that’s just what I’m going to do. It would be easier if I had something I could record my guitar playing the backing. Actually, I do but it’s not very convenient.