ASAPs are Dojo U's way of talking about cut notes in light music. And, when it comes to playing ASAPs, there are indeed some nuances that are worth thinking about. Let's have a look at the 4th part nuances, and you'll undoubtedly have some ideas to "carry over" to your own repertoire as well.
The third part of Mrs. John MacColl is the perfect "playground" to practice our execution and thought process behind playing good embellishments. How are you embellishment pre-requisites? How is your execution of the embellishment cardinal rules?
A great gracenote should be a pure articulation, meaning that it needs to literally sound in the blink of an eye. If the gracenote is too long in duration, it will muddy up the melody, and obscure what we are trying to portray with this tune, and all other tunes.
Part 2 of Andrew's visit to the great folks of the Atlanta Pipe Band, where he explores the details of how to make a good band even better!
If there were such a thing as an indesputable list of the top 10 greatest 2/4 marches of all time, Mrs. John MacColl would definitely be on the list. It's that simple. Today, using the tune-building process as always, we'll build up the first part of this essential march.
In this episode, Andrew heads to Atlanta and reveals his top tips for improving your band's performance!