Happy Birthday…

Watching Chick Corea talk about improvisation – I haven’t followed his career or influence at all, however like a lot of artists I’m becoming intrigued once they’ve passed away – and he uses “Happy Birthday” as an example of a defined set of rules to apply freedoms to for improvisation. It was only at this point did I realise that this song, sung countless times by me, is actually in 6/8.

Not objectively important, but I can’t deny it impressed me.

February 15, 2021

11:26 am