New #introduction. I just moved from mastodon.art. to mstdn.io and thought it's a good moment.
I am a freelance illustrator but you can read it all in my bio. Here's some pictures:
- an illustration commissioned for children's stories
- an illustration that will be printed in an Artbook this Autumn (I'm so hyped for this)
- January's illustration for my #calendar for 2022 (more info coming) #12creatures #12MoreCreatures
- one of my #5minsketch
3/3 so we end the session by my playing a couple of Gospel songs on keyboard, and we both sing along. I impersonate various vocal styles while doing it which makes him laugh and encourages him to sing more loudly and confidently.
I'm showing him a few 3 (ish) chord Beatles songs. We're currently doing 'Hey Jude.' We've almost mastered the 3 chord verses, but we've been at that for weeks now!
The main thing is we both have a laugh during the sessions and plenty of tea and biscuits. :)
I'm having to find ways of adapting songs that ideally require those types of chords if only for the 'sound'. I've managed to a degree, and th overall sound is augmented by my playing along in a convention 'rock style', but at a lower volume than him, so that he gets a sense of support and authentic sound.
We're also experimenting with open tunings and bottle neck. He's finding that a bit awkward, but wants to persevere, he says
Her also loves Gospel and has joined a local choir
1/3 I'm currently working with a friend's brother (I'll call him 'Rob') who has Asperger's.
Once a week, we play music and sing together.
I'm finding it both rewarding and challenging.
Rob also injured a tendon in his left hand when he was a toddler. He was naturally left handed, but now uses his right hand as the dominant one.
This injury also impairs his ability to form barre chords on guitar. He loves guitar, and is mad about Rock, R 'n B, Blues etc.
I live in South East London with my wife and (currently) 2 of our 3 children.
I spend most of my time listening to podcasts, reading, recording audio, writing music, discovering new local walks, and facilitating meditation classes.
Voice Monkey. Musician. Consciousness Explorer. Based in London
Consider this a friendly, local pub. Make yourself at home, bring your friends, have a good time! Meet new people, have a laugh, enjoy the ambience, and the Oxford commas.