Bit by Bit
Thank you to everyone who emailed asking for specific parts & resources... it really helps me a lot to know what's missing.
First up: Ukulele specific chord sheet for the Ellington Walk Up and Inkspots Turnaround
2ns Update: PdF & Mp3 of the sustain tone fills for sugar moon.
So, we're sounding pretty rockin' on a lot of our tunes these days. This week we decided that our festival set would be:
Ain't no Fun to be Alone in San Antone
Over the next 3 weeks we're going to work on these 3 tunes as well as Teach your children.
I'm considering adding in a Thursday evening rehearsal on Feb 2nd... for all of our groundhog day moments. We'll need a venue for this as my space is much too small to hold an Orchestra. So if anyone feels up for hosting it would be greatly appreciated.
Alone in San Antone
Call & Response - We talked about doing a ladies/gents split in the verses for this one. I've attached a box chart below with colour coding on the verses. (green is an all sing). I also updated the lyrics on the final tag.
Improvising in this tune:
Use your G Major Pentatonic Scale, and if you wish to add in the Colour tones that we went over last week (Bb & Eb) go ahead. Check last week's post for the worksheet.
The solo breaks will be either 4 or 8 bars depending on what we decide to do with them. So come up with 4 go to riffs and you'll be laughing. Play them over and over and over and over and over, so that your fingers build them into muscle memory.
Fiddlers: the Pdf below is 4 pages! it is all of the chords in this tune. when we are singing, you can strum the fiddle like a ukulele, using the "Strum Chords". I'll talk about how and where to fill, as well as how to build group fills at the next class. (Plus I'll have some examples that might be fun to put into our arrangement!)
Please review your harmonies, lyrics and puzzle parts for next week. Don't worry about the arrangement, just work on getting the individual parts down. We will be re-arranging this one for our Festival Group.
Please review the harmonies, we'll spend a bit of time workshopping them next week, but if you spend some time working on the bridge section on your own things will rock through a lot easier. Vocal score & Mp3 are below,
I will be adding more resources as soon as I have a chance.
(Sugar Moon (Ellington walk up for Fiddle & Concertina)
Harmonies & new Mp3 for teach your children.
January 10th, Back to "work"...
Teach Your Children - Graham Nash (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young)
Here's a quick mp3 of the parts we've done for Teach your Children.... I'll be fine tuning the recording (especially the vocal melody, both levels and rhythm) So focus in on the instrumental parts and stay tuned for the updated recording.
This is the Fiddle/Accordion part