ACTIVE LISTENING - WEEKLY ASSIGNMENT
I encourage all of my students (and their families!) to spend some time doing active listening each week and to reflect on various aspects of what they hear. Every Saturday I will update my website with a link to a new song/piece of the week along with a question relating to the music. I ask that students write down their answer(s) to the question(s) and any other observations in the space provided in the lesson planner. Have fun with this and also feel free to share your own musical discoveries with me throughout the year!
May 22-28, 2022
It's Bossa Nova time! Your homework this week: transcribe (notate if possible) the rhythm of the bass line in this video. At our next lesson, let's talk about the style and do some improvising on a bossa! If you get stuck, feel free to use the power of the internet to help you and search for "Bossa Nova bass rhythm" or something similar. See what you can learn and then tell me about it.