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Pedja Simovic
Hello Kieran,

We continue our work for April in this thread. Since I will be away for 4 days, I have decided to post all the assignments for you in advance this month. If you have any questions about them write in this thread and I will try to respond as soon as possible.

Here are the assignments for April!

Assignment 1 :

Jazz standard, melody and solo

- Pick a Jazz standard of your choice and record yourself playing melody one chorus followed by one chorus of solo.
- Tempo is your choice and you can also choose to record background music anyway you want it or even use already existing backing tracks (Aebersold or Band in a Box for example).
- Try to do everything in original key as it was written in the real book!
- Some suggestions for easy to intermediate Jazz standards : Blue Bossa, Blue Monk, Straight no chaser, All the things you are, Autumn Leaves, All of me, Take the a train etc
- Submit audio of your work but video with audio is also very welcome for this assignment.


Assignment 2 :

Interval series Diatonic 3rds

- Record (at least) audio of yourself playing Interval series - Soloing Diatonic 3rds lesson found HERE
- Use the backing track provided below


Assignment 3 :

Arpeggio study in Bb major scale


- Record (at least) audio of yourself playing Arpeggio study in Bb major scale lesson found HERE
- Use the backing track provided bellow


Assignment 4 and REC :

Jazz licks II-V-I in D major


- Record video of yourself playing Jazz licks II-V-I in D major lesson found HERE
- After you record it, submit it in this thread as well as in REC for grading (make sure to include voting poll)
- Use the backing track provided below.


Deadline for all 4 assignments and REC is 30th of April!


Let me know if you have any questions or need any help.

Pedja
stratman79
Hi Pedja

Only got back from Holiday yesterday...

looks like I have a lot of work in the next 2 weeks!!!

I've started the 3rd lesson, managed to have a listen and half work it out on my phone while I was away.

So if you don't mind I won't do the lessons in order?

going to try and finish the 3rds today and then do the arpeggio.

and in the last week the Jazz standard and the Rec

peace

ps hope your tour goes well!!
stratman79
Hey Pedja,

here is the solo in 3rds

Had a few run throughs and recorded it.... hope its ok.

Kieran
stratman79
Hi Pedja

Here is the Bb arpeggio assignment.

Peace

Kieran
stratman79
Hi Pedja,

Here is the REC Assignment

I'll also post it in the REC section for grading.

Peace
Pedja Simovic
Hi Kieran,

Sorry for getting back to you a bit late. I was in Vienna 4-5 days, came back on Monday and have been adjusting since then.
I watched all the links several times and I don't have any major complains except picking patterns. You should pay attention to follow my picking pattern as I choose easiest and simplest form to produce the sound I am getting. Everything else is very good man. I am waiting for your Jazz Standard assignment, it will be very interesting I could tell smile.gif
stratman79
Hey Pedja,

Glad to hear you had a good trip.

Sorry to hear your have major complaints about my picking sad.gif wink.gif

I presume its the REC you where refering to? To be honest I knew I only had about a week to get as much done as possible and I was kind of still half reading it so just trying to hit the notes, sorry man.

My camcorder seems to be a little sick so I'm going to have to submit the other one as an audio track I'm afraid. Hopefully I can save a band in the box file off as a .wav and import it into protools. Is that possible do you know?

peace
Pedja Simovic
QUOTE (stratman79 @ Apr 28 2010, 12:32 AM) *
Hey Pedja,

Glad to hear you had a good trip.

Sorry to hear your have major complaints about my picking sad.gif wink.gif

I presume its the REC you where refering to? To be honest I knew I only had about a week to get as much done as possible and I was kind of still half reading it so just trying to hit the notes, sorry man.

My camcorder seems to be a little sick so I'm going to have to submit the other one as an audio track I'm afraid. Hopefully I can save a band in the box file off as a .wav and import it into protools. Is that possible do you know?

peace


Hey Kieran,

No worries my friend. I realize you had very little time to do those assignments. I was just trying to let you know, for future, try to follow picking patterns closely. If you don't , you might develop some bad habits that will be hard to correct later.
I don't use protools but I know that you can import wav file into Nuendo without any problems.

Look forward to your Jazz standard assignment!

Pedja
stratman79
Hey Pedja,

here's the Jazz standard

I have tried to incorperate some of the things we looked at over the past couple of months. It didn't turn out how I envissaged but time was of the essence so...

Really sorry it's late, I had planed to do it wednesday afternoon but got back from work in the afternoon and was quite physically sick and had to rest as had a football match in the evening. (we did win though biggrin.gif ) I was flat out Thurs, Fri & Sat so today was the first chance.

Peace
Pedja Simovic
QUOTE (stratman79 @ May 2 2010, 10:47 PM) *
Hey Pedja,

here's the Jazz standard

I have tried to incorperate some of the things we looked at over the past couple of months. It didn't turn out how I envissaged but time was of the essence so...

Really sorry it's late, I had planed to do it wednesday afternoon but got back from work in the afternoon and was quite physically sick and had to rest as had a football match in the evening. (we did win though biggrin.gif ) I was flat out Thurs, Fri & Sat so today was the first chance.

Peace


Hey Kieran,

Thank you for doing all the assignments (more or less) on deadline. I really appreciate it man. After listening to Take the a train standard I just realized that tempo is a bit low in this one. When you are practicing this one, try to raise tempo by at least 10 more bpm. Melody sounded very unnatural to me when I was listening to it. I did like the ideas in there, especially the fact that you picked up some "licks" and ideas from lesson I assigned you - very cool stuff!!!
I will very soon open new thread for May where you will get your assignments for month of May. Once again, great work for April considering less time we had to work on everything.

Expect the new thread later today or tomorrow latest!

Pedja
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