It was fun playing the spirited latin rhythm in A Mountain High-Top. It is always one of my favorites and I am always impressed by how quickly classes catch on to it.
Little Brown Jug allows us to play a tune that is straight forward, with few big challenges, so that we cancentrate on the pesky Eb, which you ALL got right. GOLD STARS all around !
I suggest that you continue to practice chords, Bb, Eb and F7. Why not tranpose the Crawdad Song into the key of Bb?
For Next Week, please practice:
Latin Time -
Chromatic Scale and exercises on pages 40-41
Glow Worm (recording on Resource Page) You will almost certainly recognize the second page which is the chorus but only a few of you will find the first page, which is the verse, to be familiar. Use the recording to hear how it sounds. We will work on the staccato in class so for now, concentrate on learning the notes. The second page is very good practice for the Chromatice Scale notes we learned yesterday. Refer to page 40 if you are confused about the notes. remember that sharps and flats (called "accidentals") apply for one measure unless cancelled by another accidental on the same note in the same measure.
12 Bar Blues chord progression. Just play this like crazy and have fun with it. Play songs on the list, or make up your own blues song (Chromatic Scale Blues??)