Thank you Colleen for the harmony suggestion on this one! it worked great, so we'll learn those next week, take a listen to the recording to get a jump start on it. The recording below has the full road map, but some of the chords may change in the Westphalia Waltz.
Lead Sheet & lyrics
I hear you playin' some great solos!
Great work on improvising on I hear you talking. Your riffs are sounding great! over the next 4 sessions we'll be building up the length of our solos by sewing smaller riffs together into 4 and 8 bar lengths. One of the best things you can do to practice this is to build a vocabulary of riffs in the Key of D, either using notes from the D Major Pentatonic, or D Major Scale OR any notes that sound good to you when the chords are played behind it. Each time you pick up your instrument try to review the riffs you put together yesterday and add one or two new ones. Listen to the riffs and see if any sound like they would work as a call and response to each other, practice switching back and forth between them.
There are some great riffs in the recordings below! Check 'm out and see if you can 'lift' bits of them
If you are interested in learning more simple swing tunes feel free to download and print my intro to swing guitar book below. It has a collection of tunes that start with 2-3 chords & shapes and progress up to Jazz with a Capital J
April 10 Tsolum Building
April 17 Meeting Room
April 24 Tsolum Building
Here are some practice tracks for Mariposita.... I am not a native spanish speaker.
Lets say that again.
I'm not fluent in Spanish in any way
I am doing my best to break things down to make them manageable, but if you know someone who can help with more than the basics that is awesome.
There is a one track with instruments and singing, one with me speaking into the mic trying to sound like I know what I'm doing. I think I'm pretty close?
Foreshadowing for next week....