In this session - we take a look at all aspects of the march idiom. From 3/4's, 4/4's, 2/4's and 6/8 marches - we cover it all. There are also different levels of rhythmical complexity that help categorize these marches. Use this as a jumping point to choosing your next march.
In this session we zoom in and break apart compound time marches. We examine each of the 4 main rhythms used to make up all such marches and then attempt to ground our syllable based technique on that rhythmic framework. A must for all who seek to play well in this idiom.
In this class we wrap up the second part of Steamboat. Then we dive head first into the technically challenging Bonnie Dundee. This tune is a real challenge but we take it slow and will spend several classes on it!
In this class we look at the second part of When the Battle's Over and then look at Steamboat. Steam boat is an excellent review of Arpeggios and Scale runs as the first part is made up entirely of both!
In this session we break Steamboat and Bonnie Dundee down into its base rhythms. Inserting the technique where it fits into this framework. Start slow and keep the technique and rhythms the same as you were playing it fast. As the tempo increases... nothing changes but the now shorter duration of the dotted note. Come check out the basics of 6/8 march playing!
This class focuses on what makes 6/8 marches unique, and how they differ from their much more common counterpart - the 2/4 march. 6/8s have a strong pulse built in, which can be destroyed if the short off-beat is played too long. Check out this class if you've always wondered how to produce a good 6/8!