Happy holidays! I hope you all have a lovely, restful break. I’ll see Ryan, Alex and Camille for makeup lessons next week, and the rest of you when our lessons start up again on January 8th.

Ryan

  1. Learn Passion Dance melody (metronome on every beat at 160 bpm – build to recording tempo)
  2. practice G mixolydian scale and triad pairing (handout)
  3. Listen to So What by Miles Davis, playing along to melody. Try improvising along to the sections using our dorian scales:
    • E minor dorian (Em11 in music), from D major scale
    • F minor dorian (Fm11 in music), from Eb major scale

Eloitt

I apologize, but I forgot to take a photo of your homework this week! Here’s a reminder to look back in your book and spend some quality time with your sax before you head away on holiday.

Camille

  1. Continue melody of In A Sentimental Mood, playing along to this recording (music starts after the beautiful poem at 0:56). Also, check out these recordings – they’re in different keys, so you can’t play along – but they are examples of great phrasings of this melody.
    1. John Coltrane
    2. Ella Fitzgerald
  2. Listen to Passion Dance by McCoy Tyner and learn melody slowly.
  3. Continue work from Elementary Method.

Alex

  1. Note naming exercise.
  2. Learn When The Saints Go Marching In by ear, using your page as a starting point. Also give this recording a listen – it’s in a different key, but has a great feeling!
  3. Galper 34, 36

Ezra

  1. You have the same ear homework as Alex this week – perhaps you can play this song together! Learn When The Saints Go Marching In by ear, using your page as a starting point. Also give this recording a listen – it’s in a different key, but has a great feeling!
  2. Galper 36, 45, 47

Chloe

Remember to always tongue a the firm tongue this week – tip of the tongue to the tip of the reed!

  1. Continue Voxman duet: ‘Air’.
  2. Continue C major scale – remember when octave key goes down (everything above D!)
  3. Alouette pg 26 of school book.
  4. #139 from pg 29 of school book.
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