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Homework from May 9th, 2019

Oscar - Practice the stride pattern through the 12 bar blues progression. Bounce from the root to the 5th with the bass note. Think of each voice moving as little as possible. Also, transcribe as much as you can of the first 50 seconds of Red Garland on C Jam Blues. It's available on YouTube. Avril - Play all the [...]

2019-05-10T19:24:16-04:00May 10th, 2019|

Homework for May 5th, 2019

Daniel - Practice the first five songs in your book. Practice singing songs (Yellow Submarine, Teddy Bear Picnic, etc.) and tapping the pulse along with the song. Pablo - Continue to play the 'Engine Engine Number Nine' song while tapping RLR-RLR-RLR with your hands. Also continue to play the two beats we have discussed. All of this is available in [...]

2021-08-09T06:18:08-04:00May 5th, 2019|

Homework from May 2nd, 2019

Katheline - Continue to practice repertoire from both books. Go as far as you want. At this point, you can stop writing in your own markings and follow the composer's. That said, there is still a degree of interpretation that goes on, but let's try to make it internal (in your head) rather than external (written on the score). Kristin [...]

2019-05-04T10:36:31-04:00May 4th, 2019|

Homework from April 28th, 2019

Pablo – Work on the beats discussed. ALSO work on the new song we worked on. Remember: ‘right left right, right left right, right left right’ etc. Words are “Engine, engine, number nine, coming down Toronto line, if the train goes off its track, will I get my money back? Yes, no, maybe so. Yes, no, maybe so.” Try to [...]

2019-05-01T18:14:20-04:00May 1st, 2019|

Homework from April 25th, 2019

Oscar – Continue to practice the stride pattern with your left hand. Practice improvising single-note lines in the right hand while playing a stride pattern in your left hand on the blues progression. IF you feel comfortable doing so, you can go through the whole progression, but it’s best to start by staying on the I chord. Just get used [...]

2019-05-01T17:52:03-04:00May 1st, 2019|

Homework for April 21st-27th, 2019

Pablo - Continue practicing the beats from last week...in addition, practice the single stroke roll and the double stroke roll. Single stroke roll: RLRLRLRL Double stroke roll: RRLLRRLL Gavin - Practice your recital rep: March and Ode to Joy (LH only). Practice with Liam and use a metronome to keep in time. Yoan - Practice the single and double stroke [...]

2019-04-25T03:11:33-04:00April 25th, 2019|

Homework for April 18th-24th, 2019

Adriana - Work on remembering where F, C, G, and D are on the keyboard without using C as a reference point. Review the treble clef notes we learned in our first lesson. Review the rhythm concepts (whole note, half note, quarter note). Oscar - Practice soloing over the blues using the chord tones and discussed decorations: lower chromatic neighbour, [...]

2019-04-20T18:12:00-04:00April 20th, 2019|

Homework for April 11th-17th, 2019

Oscar - Continue to work on pentascales in F, C, G, and D major. Practice blues concepts: Improvising on the I7 chord using chord tones, neighbour notes, passing notes, and the blues scale. Play with Functional Ear Trainer. Avril - Explore the song Autumn Leaves which was introduced in the last lesson. Carefully listen to some recordings. See if you [...]

2019-04-15T16:09:00-04:00April 15th, 2019|

Homework for April 14th-20th, 2019

Pablo - You should see an image below with the beats we have worked on (scroll down) Katheline - Work on more pieces from both books. Work on major, natural minor, harmonic minor, and melodic minor scales that begin on white keys. Daniel - Work on '2 Black Ants', '2 Black Birds', 'Into the Cave' and the Kitten Song. Gavin [...]

2019-04-15T15:05:44-04:00April 15th, 2019|

Homework for April 4th-10th, 2019

Oscar - Work on playing those pentascales in F, C, G, and D major. Hands separate for now. Try legato, detached, and staccato articulations. Also practice Auld Lang Syne. Finally, work on the blues improvisation concepts we talked about for soloing over the I chord. We discussed: playing chord tones; sliding up from the note below the chord tone, using [...]

2019-04-05T17:06:01-04:00April 5th, 2019|
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