Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Week Three

Jerry Lewis bit on Count Basie's "Blues in Hoss Flat":

Assignment for 1/28

- Learn the melody to the first two A sections (16 measures) of Count Basie's "Taps Miller" by ear. Listen and sing with the recording many times before transferring the melody to your instrument. Be ready to sing and play it in class without any notation. Analyze the melody in scale degrees.

- Using four-note limitations over a drone, compose five A A' B phrases. (We will discuss this in class on Thursday). Record this assignment and email me the mp3 (or video) before class on the 28th. Let me know if you need help making a recording.

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