Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Week Six

Assignment for 2/18

- Improvise with the riff rhythms and blues scales the keys of C and Bb along with the rhythm section practice tracks.

Major Blues Scale - 1, 2, b3, 3, 5, 6, 8
Minor Blues Scale - 1, b3, 4, b5, 5, b7, 8

- Compose three four-measure riffs with a question/answer structure. Be ready to play them in C and Bb. You can use the riff rhythms and blues scales as a starting point, but feel free to branch out from there.

Assignment for 2/20

- Choose one of your AB or AA'B phrases over a drone to expand into a longer composition. You can remove the pitch restriction and use a drone other than C if you wish. Be ready to perform your piece in class. Write down your piece (approximate rhythms are fine) if possible.

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