In this class we talk over a classic that most of us probably don't think twice about playing through. BUT- here we discuss how pulling out the music in such a simple tune can help us understand more about the 6/8 idiom in general and help us reap the same benefits in other more complex tunes.
In this class we review the type two embellishments before looking at how to really properly fit them into some classic tunes. We talk about the rhythmical value of embellishments and how we need to work to maintain good basic rhythms in our tunes while enhancing them with excellently placed and articulated embellishments.
Today Carl reviews the first part and then hones in on the second part of Bonnie Dundee. This tune is loaded with finger twisting embellishments that are often played incorrectly. We work on the tune very slow and make sure everything is executed correctly.
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 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!