In this note:
- Small group clinic teacher names and rooms for 1st hour, next rehearsal, Oct. 28.
- Tip of the week
- What we covered Oct 21
- NOTE: In November, bring the additional as sight reading exercises – no need to practice (Birth of the Blues, All Blues, and Stay Cool from last year – I will have extra copies for those who were not with JJB last year)
- Save the evening of Friday, Dec. 13 – our concert at Brookfield HS!
- Go directly to your clinic rooms next Monday (set up, warm up- between 6 – 6:25)
Cathy – music room #154 rhythm section (guitars, piano, kit, aux.)
Zac – staff room saxes and flutes
Rocco/Heather – auditorium stage trumpets, trombones and clarinets
- Tip of the week: Here is the link for the rhythm “I know” in Ain’t No Sunshine . It takes a while to load, so please be patient, (blue bar at the bottom – ignore the message). Practice one bar a day (loop it over and over), and nail it. I recommend bar 21 to start, 22 second. When you have two, three, etc. bars ready, try joining them. https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0?ui=2&ik=284450569a&attid=0.1&permmsgid=msg-a:r7279472501602579402&th=16df0359ba2da534&view=att&disp=safe&realattid=16defdbf3736f22cb3b1
Reminder – Warm up on long tones to develop a clean start and finish to each note and steady, elegant tone. Play each note of the blues scale for a slow whole note (count a steady 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and in your mind to practice steady, rhythmic accuracy) , each note played four times at p, mp, mf, and f. These exercises, played daily, make all the difference! Take the challenge!
- Congratulations! Your hard work is showing. We played each of these pieces through, with volunteer soloists. If you wish to try a solo, work on it at home and be ready to volunteer in the weeks to come. Your best is good enough – try it out!
*Reminder: You must LISTEN in order to learn jazz. We are becoming more confident on the rhythms, but we need to be tight, together – keep vigilant in your practice. “Woodshedding” means doing your regular home practice.
- A) Listen
- B) Do “shadow playing” – rhythmic fingering on your instrument as you listen, before you practice on your own at your tempo of comfort and accuracy.
(listening links – click the title):