Our Daily Shed: 03/15/20

Wash your hands for 20 seconds, disinfect all surfaces, and get busy learning tunes!

For a while now, I’ve wanted to do a series on daily practice routines. Like many, I’ve now found myself with less gigs and commuting time, and more of an urge to stay home and shed.

To start things off, I’m working on learning “All of Me” in all 12 keys. I’ve written out the melody ‘A’ Section above in the original key of C Major. The top line is scale degrees in numbers, while the bottom one is in solfege.

Notice that the first three phrases end on 3/’mi,’ while the final one ends on 4/’fa.’ The first phrase outline the Major I Chord, while the second one outlines the Major III Chord (an unusual chord progression that goes outside the circle-of-fourths. Notice too how each of the four phrases begins with a descending note in the scale (1-7-6-5).

To learn the phrase in all 12 keys, grab your instrument and a tablet with iRealPro, then do the following:

Note: you can mark each checkbox as you complete it – it is a dummy form…

Stay tuned tomorrow for the ‘B’ Section melody to “All of Me”!

Author: Leah Pogwizd

Bassist and Instructor

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