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MorganS



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:43 pm    Post subject: It's all good now! Reply with quote

HAHA

I just got first chair in my school jazz band. I start on wednesday!
So much fun, during the audition.

Also I'm going to start lessons hopfully with a great guitar player names Bob Boss

You can listen to some of his stuff, http://cdbaby.com/cd/bobboss

So first chair jazz band, and I'm mentoring a kid. Also a new teacher.

Its all good,

Morgan
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

congratulations!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's great Morgan!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet!!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Way to go!!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

congrats!

so what's the bands rep gonna look like? and what did you end up playing for the audition?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fine,
and nice to hear you have a new teacher Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So my band is pritty big.

Flute 1
Clarinet 1
Alto I 1
Alto II 1
Tenor I 1
Tenor II: 2
Baritone Sax 1
French Horn 1
Trombone 1
Baritone 1
Piano 2
Guitar 2
Bass
Drums 1
Aux. Percussion 1


I pasted the list from my schools website, I deleted the names, just in case. We meet for about an hour on mondays and wednesdays.

I got some music to work on...

Take the "A" Train
Caravan
Georgia on my Mind

All the music is indivudualy modified to each instrument, and skill level.

Its fun, some "interesting" instruments in there. No base player... I'm trying to find someone. Anyway its fun, not super hard, and the chord charts are fairly easy. Which gives me more time to work on timing and rythmn.

It wasn't a hard audition, she asked me what I knew how to play, and I listed Anthropology, Oleo, Blue Bossa, Lotus Blosson, Autumn Leaves,

And she stopped me and said play autumn leaves. I was kinda dissapointed, but I had fun with it. Than she gave me freddie freeloader, and I went through the changes and a short melody.

Unfortchunatley the guy I'm playing with doesn't know the guitar at all. I asked him to give me a chord pregretion in "A" and he goes I need music. I said ok and put down a random easy song with some minor sevens, and he getts glazed over.

I'm not sure what to do. If were playing some fast swing and he cant play the chords on the ball, I don't know how its going to hold up. I don't have enough time to spend extra time teaching him how to play chords which who knows if he'l remember.

So I don't just want to tell him where to put his fingers, I want him to figure it out by himself. I learned the 1 3 5 7 "theory" and how you make chords out of it. He doesn't know what I mean when I say whats the 3 of a note.

From experienced musician and teachers, give me some advice. Should I just tell him what to do. He wouldn't really be learning. Should I I try to teach him theory. It could take awhile. He knows how to play a blues scale, and some chords, but all in the first three frets, meaning there all beginer chords. He questions why when I try to tell him to play chords in a different place than he's playing, but he can't understand fully why.

It's still good. What I've done is told him to play the base note, while I play the full chord. It's a start. I'm feeling like he might get tired of me telling him to do easy things before he can understand how to do things the right way. Thats how I learned it. Playing chords a few notes at a time. For the reson to learn the scales with it.

The big problem I have is, he doesn't seem, well to serious. Should I use my time to help him, if I think hes not serious?


Ask any questions you want about the band. Next rehearsal is monday.

Thanks
Morgan
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about your band director? Does he know anything about guitar?
From my experience, band directors usually know about horns and nothing about guitar and leave the guitar players to flounder on their own.
My apologies to any guitar playing band directors, Mr Beaumont, but I think you are special.
Can he get a private teacher?
Maybe you could write him out some chord tabs and see if he'll work on
that. If he will and he improves, maybe you could help him a little.
If he won't work on his own, you take the ball and run and tell him to
turn down(isn't that mean of me).
The others in the band have to practice their parts and so should he, but
I don't think it's your responsibility to be his only teacher. My opinion.
You go to workshops and practice hard on your own,congrats to you, and
you will continue to improve and maybe make music your career.
He probably isn't as interested or serious about music as you. We'll see.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@ morgan

if i read this i think the same private teacher is the best, he should know what´s going on, but teach both seperate or nothing is going on, o.k. it´s normal to let musicans with thier things alone, but here it don´t works you both are to young
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My band directer is a she and her name is mrs. yager. I don't know is she knows a lot about guitarists.

I think the other guitarist has a private teacher, but who knows what hes learning. I'l see if he practiced the music over the weekend. I'l see if took responcibility. I'm not fully sure what he's capable of but it will be aparent tomaro.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We'll see if he's a self-starter. Hopefully he is, but if not, try to be helpful
and maybe he'll try harder. Don't be too surprised if he doesn't improve as fast as you would like him to. Lots of guys have a desire to play, but they
don't have the drive or passion that pushes them ahead all on their own.
Good luck and let us know how it's going.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jazzerchick wrote:

My apologies to any guitar playing band directors, Mr Beaumont, but I think you are special.
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i've been called "special" all right Wink

actually, i agree with you totally-- i'm not our school's band director-- i'm just the chair of the art department who likes to stick his hand in as many pots as possible...
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ha ha ha, now i must think at salvador dali and manitas de plata Laughing , the surealista and the maestro, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8hngV5AeKQ
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for your musical expertise then, Mr. Beaumont! I'm sure your school appreciates it.
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