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8 Lessons (25m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:28
    • 2. Define Your Band

      1:09
    • 3. Purposes of Instruments

      2:35
    • 4. Drivers and Gap Fillers

      2:21
    • 5. Varied Parts

      6:00
    • 6. Using Textures

      4:24
    • 7. Dynamics

      4:31
    • 8. Review

      2:39

Project Description

Your class project is one of two choices:

  1. Put on your favorite CD and listen to how they do what I'm describing.  Then play it again and play along with it, adding new parts to each song as if you were in that band. 
  2. Gather friends and practice jamming to covers, being intentional about implementing these skills.  Then try originals if you have some. 

Then share a video, audio, or link to one of the songs you practiced.  Before and after versions would be great!  

Give your classmates (polite yet constructive) feedback on what they're doing well and what they could keep working on. 

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