"ASAP" Nuances in Mrs. John MacColl

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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.

Gracenote Quality in Mrs. John MacColl

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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.

Mrs. John MacColl - Part 2

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In the second part, we expand on this great melody - and we get to work on some doublings too. Remember, this is a template for your own learning and internalizing of the 2nd part - the rest will be up to you in practice!

Mrs. John MacColl - Part 1

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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.

Rhythmic Accuracy in Mrs. John MacColl

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Let's look at Rhythmic Accuracy in the first part of Mrs. John MacColl. Needless to say, we could focus on any number of things here, but today we'll zero on this key topic. How is your Rhythmic Accuracy? Are you manifesting your true rhythmic intention in the real world?