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nice playing!  is that you?  i like rule #1
"is that you?"

i only wish i could play that well!

here is his webpage:

wow - a podiatrist too - smart guy
yes, it is always inspiring to find that there are people who are able to reach a very respectable level of playing while, at the same time, pursuing a full-time career.  

another example - apparently this guy is a med student:

my teacher told me recently that four of his students are doctors. he likes teaching them because "they're analytic and they know how to learn stuff".

it's quite common for docs to also be accomplished musicians.  they'r easy to spot on gigs - they're the ones driving mercedes :)
thanks fellas, i appreciate the comments. dr. whack - you are so right - rule #1 is the key. ;-)  

ed, i listened to your blue bossa clip - very respectable playing, indeed. your voicings and block chord playing is right on. don't you just love band-in-a-box?! best computer program for practicing hands down!

- roger
roger, i just noticed your post today. thanks for listening, and for the comments.

wrt band-in-a-box - it's one of the best musical investments i've made. i use it constantly, in ways i never dreamt of when i bought it.  it's a great learning tool.

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