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Homework (Jan 24 to 30)

Hello all, Apologies this is a day late. Here is this week's homework: Kiran This week we learned Happy Birthday in the key of C major. Practice the melody of this song at a slow and comfortable tempo. Take your time and really pay attention to the notes you are playing and the string you are on. Try to play [...]

2018-01-26T14:14:21-05:00January 26th, 2018|

Homework (Jan 22 to Jan 28)

Hello all, Here is this week's homework: Samuel Continue working on "Eye of the Tiger". This week we learned the bass line for the chorus. Be careful of bar 7 because it uses quarter note triplets. Try to link the chorus to the rest of the tune. The order of riffs has been written on you homework sheet but if [...]

2018-01-23T23:54:05-05:00January 23rd, 2018|

Homework (Jan 17th to Jan 23rd)

Hello all, Here is this week's homework: Kiran This week we looked at the chords to the verse of "Africa". These are a little trickier than the chorus chords so for this week just focus on practicing the chords individually. Try to focus on getting a good sound and strum each chord a few times to get comfortable with the [...]

2018-01-17T16:34:24-05:00January 17th, 2018|

Homework (Jan 10 to Jan 16th)

Hello Everyone, Here is this week's homework: Kiran This week we worked on getting a strum pattern together on "Africa". This is for the chorus in particular. I want him to practice this strum pattern over the chords while trying to switch. The strum pattern goes: D UDUDU. D for downstroke. U for upstroke. Kiran can practice this along with [...]

2018-01-10T16:44:13-05:00January 10th, 2018|

Homework (Jan 8th to Jan 14th)

Hello all, Here is this week's homework: Samuel This week we continued to look at "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor. The main focus here is to get into feeling the 16th notes over the quarter note pulse. To do this, put the metronome on a comfortable tempo for a quarter note pulse. Start to play quarter notes along with [...]

2018-01-09T21:04:21-05:00January 9th, 2018|

Homework (Jan 3rd to Jan 11th)

Happy New Year! Here is the homework for this week: Kiran This week we talked about articulation. This mean how we play each note in terms of length and attack. We listened to the song "Africa" by Toto and listened to the main riff and how they were playing each note. Use these sounds and what you hear to focus [...]

2018-01-04T12:37:17-05:00January 4th, 2018|

Homework (December 4th to 10th)

Hello all, Here's this week's homework. Samuel This week we talked about practicing time feel and quarter note pulse on the bass. Try practicing playing quarter notes with a metronome. The note choices can be random but take this opportunity to try and hear your way through some interesting lines of your choice. Jack This week we looked at "Seven [...]

2017-12-05T21:14:01-05:00December 5th, 2017|

Homework (Nov 20 to 26)

Hello all, Here's this week's homework. Samuel This week we looked at "Can't Stand Losing You" by the Police. Try working out the bass lines I wrote down for you and practice along with the song. Jack Continue working on "Ode to Joy" and try working out the third line of the song. Take it one bar at a time [...]

2017-11-22T19:15:43-05:00November 22nd, 2017|

Home work (Nov 13th to Nov 19th)

Hello all, Here is this week's homework: Samuel This week we looked at Steppenwolf's "Born to be Wild". We looked at different bass parts and playing them in different ranges for effect and interest. Continue working on the more tricky bass lines and try to connect them and keep the time consistent. Jack This week we covered the first four [...]

2017-11-14T20:36:46-05:00November 14th, 2017|

Homework (November 1st to 7th)

Hello all, Here is this week's homework Kiran Continue to work on Seven Nation Army and take a look at "When the Saint's Go Marching In" in your guitar book. Really try to play this song enough times so that you know it by memory. We can talk about ways of playing this song in the next week. Koel This [...]

2017-11-02T17:46:22-04:00November 2nd, 2017|
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