Thursday, August 18, 2011

Billie's Bounce deconstructed

That sounds a little sexier than it actually is- I was working on this tune with a student recently, and we ended up breaking it down phrase by phrase. I've written the lesson up for him, and to share with you:

One of the things that throws people is the 16th note triplets; just play them evenly- don't try to make them swing. Also, play them legato- don't over-articulate. When you count through the tune, just count them as 8th notes.

Get the pdf | Get lead sheet for Billie's Bounce from

After the break a few examples of the tune, for getting the phrasing:

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