Week 2 - A Bossa Nova
This week I'm posting Bossa Nova changes. These are the same changes as Blue Bossa. Post a sound cloud/dropbox/youtube etc. link in the comments and lets make some music:
For the accompaniment file this week we're using a file from http://www.ralphpatt.com/VBook.html, the location of the Vanilla Book. This site is a great resource with many tracks and changes. Also, the track is split so that the right channel is piano and the left channel is piano/bass so that you can block one out if you desire.
There is a four bar introduction on these tracks.
Here is the accompaniment file for these changes:
I'm so Impressed with the way animals relate to music. I've compiled my favorite videos of animals dancing and making music. To learn more about animal music listen to our interview with animal music researcher David Rothenberg. Some of these are trained behaviors, some of them are natural, but all of them are amazing.
PBS does these remixes, and I just relived my childhood. I used to watch Mr. Rogers every day.
Instructions are now at the Jazz Tune A Week Landing Page
Week One - Rose Room
For the first week I have chosen Rose Room, as it is not too challenging, and public domain. My intention is to alternate between public domain songs and more modern jazz standards from week to week.
If you plan on recording, go ahead and introduce yourself in the comments.
Here are some youtube clips of this song:
And the Lead Sheets:
Right click the file and choose "save link as" to download
Update: 6/10/2013 - Benny Goodman Transcription
I took some time today to transcribe the way the Benny Goodman plays the melody in the clip above. I have provided sheets and a recording of me playing my transcription. It's not perfect, but it's pretty close. Enjoy.