Friday, February 7, 2014

Week Five

Assignment for 2/11

- Improvise using the one- and two- measure riff rhythms from the handout along with the shuffle drum track (in the dropbox). The repeats are "open," so repeat a single rhythm over and over again until you are really grooving. Start on a single pitch and then add other notes once you are comfortable with the rhythm.

- Experiment with the "major blues scale"  1, 2, b3, 3, 5, 6, 8 in the keys of C and B-flat. You can play along with the drum grooves or blues rhythm section tracks.

Here's another great version of "All of Me" by Duke Ellington featuring Johnny Hodges. Check out Hodges's amazing triplets!

All of me Hodges:Ellington by boberwig

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