At theYosemite Jazz Workshop the guitar players are divided into 3 groups. The groups or teams will be determined by playing, reading and Improvisation ability as well as past workshop participation. Each level will have 3 songs to work on as explained below. You will be working on one song each day, Monday – Wednesday, in the classes and playing them that night at the Live Playing Workshop. On Thursday you will break into performance groups to woodshed a tune or two and rehearse for the concert that night.
The songs may help decide the team you are in. Choose the tunes that you feel are within your skill level, ones that you will be comfortable playing at the workshop. Level C is the simplest songs of the 3 groups. However, as you know, even the simplest of songs can be complex depending on the musical ideas that we will explore. If you’re not sure which team you should be on and which songs to learn, talk to Rich or Todd for some advice. (559-642-2597)
The songs are listed by teams below with one song overlapping into the upper team for those who want to play up or down a team on a song. Some of the songs for each team have lessons available atwww.99centguitarlessons.com and https://guitarcollege.goplaymusic.net. The links to the lessons are next to the song title below.
SAMPLE OF 2016 SONGS
Team A -- Songs are more intense to challenge those who are more advanced players, already possessing a good grasp of improv to be more creative with their skill and knowledge. A Team players should also have good command of the songs for the B & C Teams.
1. Stella by Starlight www.99centguitarlessons.com/masteringstandards/STELLASET.html
2. The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
3. Things Ain’t What They Used To Be (Blues in Db)
Team B --Songs may push you slightly out of your comfort zone. Level B players should already be able to play the songs for the C Team confidently.
1. Things Ain’t What They Used To Be (Blues in Db)
(Added as an alternative is Bb Blues Tenor Madness
2. Beautiful Love http://www.99centguitarlessons.com/catalog/item/6957363/9311936.htm
3. Meditation http://www.99centguitarlessons.com/catalog/item/6957363/9462400.htm
Team C –Songs are the simplest but we will break them down and study them intensely to learn valuable jazz concepts.
1. Meditation http://www.99centguitarlessons.com/catalog/item/6957363/9462400.htm
2. You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To
3. Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
Please be sure you are familiar with the songs. Work to memorize the songs in your group if possible, both chords and melody. Listen to a variety of recordings and different arrangements; YouTube is a good free source. It is to your advantage to come to the workshop prepared. The better you can already play a song the deeper we can dig into it as a group.
When you sign up the song charts will be emailed to you.
How High the Moon
Night in Tunisia
Have you Met Miss Jones
Pent Up House
Cookin’ Bb Byrd Blues
Girl from Ipanema
I Love You
You and the Night and the Music
A Day in the Life of a Fool
F Blues Straight No Chaser
Relaxin’ in Camarillo
Take the A Train
West Coast Blues
Night and Day
Out of Nowhere
There’s No Greater Love
Up Jumped Spring
Here’s That Rainy Day
One Note Samba
All the Things You Are
Bebop in Bb
C minor Blues
One Note Samba