Sept 21, Oct 19, Nov 9, Nov 30  (none in Dec.)  Jan 18. Feb 8, Mar. 15, April 19, May 10

Studio B - Mondays at 2 - technique lessons in a group

Mar 15, 2021 

review dice game and results

Polca del norte

thinking of rhythms without reading them - using dice game

using metronomes


Eb and Bb to do dice with rhythms, but they could be any key and chords.

counting aloud and visuallising (really hear-isualising) the rhythms. practicing where you put the 1/2 notes. (harder than 1/8 notes!)

--- didn't practice with metronomes. Download a speaking one for next session.  Speakbeat or Iona or others.






Jan 18, 2031 

The pelvis, hip and knee contol the elbow - extending your knee o make your movements fluid

Salzedo -  432 and 1

solid and rolled


trills - 2 and 1 ,  2 and 1, and 4 and 1 --  same note up to octave apart.


Nov 9 

paus-y study (print sheet from last month)

rhythm exploring - matching the clicks or snaps

extending over beats - clear a little floor space beside so you can move while listening (watching is not necessary)

review jazz chord study

la riv scale in slow motion


Oct 19 

More rhythm work

pause- y chords from Salzedo

la riv scales with rhythm

jazz chord study  and review


class recording

some assignments:

  • put your metronome on for quarter notes. start slow - something like 60 and then place three triplets in each click.  every week kick it up 10 bps
  • be conscious of the full "stick length of every quarter note you play. try walking a noticing quarters.
  • play the la riv scales in two ways. Always do both if you're doing them.  one - super slow and say and notice every "and"  two -fast
  • jazz chord study - write the names of the chords above the treble staff. most, but not all, are 7th chords.