Tuesday, January 20, 2015

VC - Daffodils, Tulips & Crocus - Please look at melodic 4ths and 5ths.
The EQ for the week is:  What are the differences between melodic 4ths an 5ths and harmonic 4ths and 5ths?

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Crocus, Daffodils and Tulips - You played "A Tisket, A Tasket" last week.  Please watch the first 2 videos so that we can discuss them during your next session.  The other videos are for your entertainment.  After finding Ella Fitzgerald and Natalie Cole singing your piece, I started listening to more of Ella Fitzgerald scatting and I thought you might enjoy.

Ella Fitzgerald, "A Tisket, A Tasket"

Natalie Cole, "A Tisket, A Tasket"

Ella Fitzgerald and Mel Torme (jazz legends)  when they they were very young

Ella Fitzgerald and Mel Torme 20 years later

Young Ella Fitzgerald scatting "It Don't Mean a Thing" 

Monday, January 5, 2015


I hope everyone had a happy holiday season and I'm looking forward to a great 2nd semester.

Crocus/Tulips/Daffodils - we will continue where we left off last semester with intervals/melodic and harmonic ends 3rds.

Begonias - Those that were not able to perform n last semester's recital will perform for your class next Friday.  Practice.

Repertory Chorus - We will resume interval training.  Be prepared to move faster this semester.