Sunday, 3 September 2017

So Much For The Reggae

That's another easy lesson. I use as the third lesson with kids around 8-10 years old.
We first try to play a low C (no pistons pressed), then a B (with second piston) and a D (first and third pistons). Then we play this:
After everything is clear, we can play this over this backing track:

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Cheers and happy learning,
Mihai

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Brassically Funk!

That's probably the second or the third lesson. After the pupil is playing a C, then you teach how to play a D and that's all we need for this fun tune.

After you play Rock The Blues - easy one note tune, you may try this one.
It's easy, count till 4, then play a D (press pistons 1 and 3), a C (release all pistons) and a D again.
That's it. Now let's try with the backing track:

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Cheers and happy learning,
Mihai

Sunday, 2 April 2017

J.S. Bach - Air (on a G String)

One of the most popular ... "classical evergreen" of the Baroque era, Bach's "Air" from
Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068, got popularized in August Wilhelmj's arrangement, which is transposed down so that it can be played entirely on a violin's lowest string by a single violin.
On the score he had "auf der G-Saite" (on the G string) printed above the stave for the solo violin, which gave the arrangement its nickname.

Here's a trumpet arrangement, transposed to fit a medium level student's ambitus, and shortened. In the original there is a repetition of the second part too, but I ditched it because this is targeted at my 11-13 years old pupils which may have a bit less stamina.
This is how I intend the arrangement to sound:
And here is the backing track at around 66 bpm with a slightly ritardando at the end (gradually to 58 bpm).

You may download the music sheet as PDF, or in MuseScore format, so you can edit, transpose, transcribe and customize it to your own needs.
Click the image to download the format you want:
      

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Cheers and happy learning,
Mihai