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UNIT ONE

Rhythm
Right Hand

Use the word DAH to vocalize a quarter note and the words dee ba to vocalize eighth notes.

To swing the rhythms, use a long-short pattern when vocalizing the eighth notes.

&4 4

?4 4

Left Hand

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&

&

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UNIT ONE

Ear Training

Listen to the CD or have your teacher play each example. The CD will say Rhythm A. Match the rhythm you heard with the letter to the left. Do the same for all rhythms and melodies. RHYTHMS MELODIES

4 &4 f
A B C D E

&4 4f f f &4 4 f

f f f f

&4 4f f f f f f f f

f f

4 b &4
A B C D E

&4 4 b n &4 4 b b &4 4 &4 4 b

&4 4f f f f f f f f

f f

Duet Part
3

Joels Tune DUET PART: Student plays one octave higher.

Swing q = 110

. b ?4 b 4
C7 C7 Bb7 A7

. b #
F7 Ab7 G7

b b
1. C7

C7

. b #
F7 2. C7

# nb b ? b b #

. b

The duet part show here is the same part played on the jam-with-the-band tracks, only with bass and drums. If the duet part here is playing a bass line, the bass track will almost always double that part to avoid collisions in the bass.
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UNIT ONE Band/Piano

Joels Tune
Steady (With Swing) q = 110

3/4

4 & 4 b . . . . . mf ?4 4w . 3. 2
1 3 3 5

. . . w

& b . . ? . .

. . . b
1 2

b . .
3

b
4

& b n b n . ? w
5

1.

. . . .

2.

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UNIT ONE

Improvisation
Below are three ve-nger Blues licks with a simple bass line accompaniment. Practice the C ve-nger Blues scale and the bass line separate before trying the licks.

C Five-Finger Blues Scale

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Band 5
1

f bf
1 2
2

f #f
3 4

f
5

4 & 4 b ?4 4
5

b b . b

Bass line should be played Legato and can be played down an octave.

& b

? &
1

. ?

b b . b

b .

Teachers: You can accompany your student by playing the bass line an octave lower. Advanced students can play the bass line an octave lower without teacher accompaniment. Play the bass line legato. 4
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UNIT TWO

Rhythm

&4 4

?4 4

&

&

&

j j j j j j j j &

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UNIT TWO

Ear Training

7 Listen to the CD or have your teacher play each example. The CD will say Rhythm A. Match the rhythm you heard with the letter to the left. Do the same for all rhythms and melodies. RHYTHMS MELODIES

4 &4 f f f f f
A B C D E

&4 4f f f f &4 4f f &4 4f f f

f f f f
A B C D E

4 b n &4
&4 4 b b &4 4 J j &4 4 b j &4 4 b

f f f

&4 4f

f f

f f

Duet Part
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Jessicas Blues DUET PART: Student plays one octave higher.

Swing q = 110

. ? 4 # 4 b n .
C7 F7
6

. .

C7

. # b n .
F7

. .
2. C7

C7

b b b n

. . ? # # . .
F7

G7

. .

1. C7

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UNIT TWO Band/Piano

Jessicas Blues
Swing q = ~120

8/9

4 &4 mf w ?4 w 4w
5 1 3 5

. . w w w
1 2 5

w w w

& . . ? w w w
G7
4 2 3

w w w
1.

. . w w w
2.

& . ?
1 2 5

.
1 2 4

. .

TEACHERS: Now is a great time to expose/quiz your students on triads and their inversions.

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UNIT TWO

Improvisation
By adding a note to the Blues scale, two tetrachords are created. The note B is a passing tone. You do not want to start your lick on the note B or end on the note B. However, you can use it to pass between the notes C and B at.

C Blues Tetrachord (low)

&4 4f
1

bf
2

f
3

#f
4

4 &4 f
1

C Blues Tetrachord (high)

bf
2

nf
3

f
4

Band 10

Passing Tone

4 & 4 b
4

?4 4
5

b b

b .
4

&

?
1 2 4

b
3

. b n b & ? b

b
2

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UNIT THREE

Rhythm

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&4 4

?4 4

&

&

&

&

j j j j j j

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UNIT THREE

Ear Training

12 Listen to the CD or have your teacher play each example. The CD will say Rhythm A. Match the rhythm you heard with the letter to the left. Do the same for all rhythms and melodies. RHYTHMS MELODIES

4 &4 f
A B C D E

&4 4f f f f f &4 4f &4 4f f f

f f F

f f f

f f f

A B C D E

4 j b j b &4
&4 4 j b j b &4 4 j b j &4 4 j b j &4 4 bj j b

&4 4f f f f f

f f f f j f

Duet Part
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Ella Shine DUET PART: Student plays one octave higher.

Swing q = 120

. Emin ? #4 4
G G Emin

.
C

. D
C D

.
G

. Emin

.
1. G

. D

. ?#
2. G

.
G

.
F

.
E

.
Eb D

. . . G . w w

. ?#

# n n b

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UNIT THREE Band/Piano

Ella Shine
Steady q = ~120

13/14

#4 . & 4
G
3

Emin

? #4 4
1

D G

. b n . . .
Emin C D G

Emin

. b & . . . ?# & #
1.

. . b b . . .
D

?#
11

2.

. . n
F
1 2

. # & . ?# b
Emin Eb
3 4

b
5


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UNIT THREE

Improvisation
Using only notes from the C Blues Tetrachord (low), create your own ending to the licks below. You can use the rhythms provided or write in your own. Optional: Write out more licks on a separate sheet of sta paper.

C Blues Tetrachord (low)

&4 4f
1

bf
2

f
3

#f
4

Band 15

Finish the lick...

4 & 4 b ?4 4
1 2

b # n

Finish the lick...

&

?
Finish the lick...

Try your own here...

&

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UNIT FOUR

Rhythm

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&4 4

?4 4

j j j j &

j &

j &

j &


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UNIT FOUR

Ear Training

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Listen to the CD or have your teacher play each example. The CD will say Rhythm A. Match the rhythm you heard with the letter to the left. Do the same for all rhythms and melodies. RHYTHMS MELODIES

j j j j 4 f f f f &4
A B C D E

j j 4 f f f f f f &4 &4 4f &4 4f f f f f f f f F f

4 b b # n &4
A B C D E

&4 4 b b #b &4 4 b b &4 4 b &4 4 b b

&4 4f f f f f
Duet Part
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Swing q = 120

Little Willies Strut DUET PART: Student plays one octave higher.

b ?4 4
C7

C7

j j
F7

F7

G7

b
1. G7

C7

j
C

b
G7

F7

G7

? b

b # #

F#7

w w w

# j J
C7

14

? w w

2. G7

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UNIT FOUR Band/Piano

Little Willies Strut


Swing q = ~110-120

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4 &4

?4 4
5

4 # . . 1

mf

j #
2. G F#0


1 2

& ?

#
C

b &
1. G
3

? w
10

# J
4 3

b . w

&
C

? # J
4

b
1 2

J
3

. .

.
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UNIT FOUR

Improvisation
Using only notes from the C Blues Tetrachord (high), create your own ending to the licks below. You can use the rhythms provided or write in your own. The accompaniment here is triads. Triads are three note chords. The letters above the chords (C,F) are called chord symbols. Chord symbols tell you what chord to play. Teachers: Quiz your students on dierent triads. Also, have them transpose these licks to another key. C Blues Tetrachord (high)
1

4 &4 f
Band 20

bf
2

nf
3

f
4

4 & 4 b w ?4 w 4w
1

Finish the lick...

Finish the lick...

w w w
F
2

&

? w w w &

Finish the lick...

w w w

? w w w

w w w

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UNIT FIVE

Rhythm

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&4 4

?4 4

j j j j &

j j j &

j j &

j j j j j j &


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UNIT FIVE

Ear Training

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Listen to the CD or have your teacher play each example. The CD will say Rhythm A. Match the rhythm you heard with the letter to the left. Do the same for all rhythms and melodies. RHYTHMS MELODIES

4 &4 f
A B C D E

&4 4f

j 4 f f &4

j f f

f f f f j f f f
A B C D E

# 4 b & 4 J J #4 & 4 b J J # 4 b b & 4 J J

&4 4f
Duet Part
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&4 4f f f f f

j f f

# 4 b j & 4 J # 4 b j & 4 J

f f f

f f j f

Blues For You! DUET PART: Student plays one octave higher.

Swing q = 130

?4 4

C7

F7

. . .
F7

. . . .
1. C7 G7 C7

C7

. . . .
2. C7 G7

G7

. . . .
C7

C7

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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UNIT FIVE Band/Piano

Blues For You!


Swing q = ~130

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4 & 4 j ?4 4
3

j # # . . . . .
C F G

j . . .

& # ? .
6

. . .

j j # . . . . . . . .
C

& # . . . . ?
2.

1.

j J J . . . . . . . .
C G C

&

? .

J .

.
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UNIT FIVE

Improvisation
Using only notes from the C Blues Tetrachord (low or high), create your own ending to the licks below. You can use the rhythms provided or write in your own. An Idea: Start your lick in measure one with the low tetrachord and use the high tetrachord for measure two. C Blues Tetrachord (low) C Blues Tetrachord (high)
1

&4 4f
1

bf
2

f
3

#f
4

4 &4 f

bf
2

nf
3

f
4

Band 25

4 &4

Finish the licks...

w ?4 w 4w
1 3 5

w w w
1 2 5

&

? w w w
C

w w w
F

&

? w w w

w w w

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UNIT SIX

Rhythm

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j j j 4 &4

?4 4

j j j j &

j j j &

j j j j j &

j j &

j j


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UNIT SIX

Ear Training

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Listen to the CD or have your teacher play each example. The CD will say Rhythm A. Match the rhythm you heard with the letter to the left. Do the same for all rhythms and melodies. RHYTHMS

j 4 f f f f &4
A B C D E

j 4 f f &4

&4 4f f f f f &4 4f f f f

j f f f f fj f f j f f

f
A B C D E

&4 4f

j f f

#4 & 4 #4 & 4 #4 & 4 #4 & 4 #4 & 4

MELODIES

Duet Part
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Dustins Da Man DUET PART: Student plays one octave higher.

Swing q = 120

?4 4 b
Dmin7 G7

C7

F7

C7

F7

b b
1. C7

b n
G7

b
2. C7

#
A7

b n
Dmin7

#
G7

#
C7

10

22

j #

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UNIT SIX

Swing q = ~130

Dustins Da Man
C
5 4 2 1

Band/Piano
28/29

j 4 &4 j w ?4 w 4w
1 3 5

F
3

b w w w
1 2 5

j j w w w
1.

& b ? w w w
8

Dmin

w w w ww w # w
2.

G7

&

G7

?
11


1 3

#w

2 1

. .
5 5

& ?

Dmin

G7

#j # J
2 1

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UNIT SIX

Improvisation
Below is the G ve-nger Blues scale. Use the rhythms above the measures and the notes from the G ve-nger Blues scale to create some licks. If you like this bass line, you can learn how to play it starting on C and use all of the C Blues licks that you have created so far. You can also play the triads (chords) in the left hand while playing your licks in the right hand! G Five-Finger Blues Scale

Band 30

&
Gmin
1 3

#
4

# 4 b # n & 4 . ? #4 4 n
2 1(2)

D7

&

Gmin

D7

?# #

Gmin

b
E

D7

&

n b

?#

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