Charlie Parker: A Study in Bebop(Package of 4 Bi-Weekly Sessions, 85min) Starts Sunday 6/23 at 11:30AM-12:55PM

Charlie Parker: A Study in Bebop(Package of 4 Bi-Weekly Sessions, 85min) Starts Sunday 6/23 at 11:30AM-12:55PM

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Charlie Parker: A Study in Bebop

Finally, Tracy will be offering a workshop dedicated to the study of Bebop. This first term will focus completely on the music of Charlie Parker! If you are looking to get new ideas and spice up your improvisations, this workshop is for you!

Learn his famous blues melodies ranging from easy (Now’s The Time) to more complex (Blues for Alice). Then of course, his classics, ranging from Billie’s Bounce, Ornithology, Yardbird Suite, Moose the Mooch, Confirmation, Anthropology, to Donna Lee.

Tracy will have tabs for guitar players and of course standard notation for other instruments. As a group, we will analyze the chord progressions and melodies and then dive into his solos and learn licks and soloing ideas. Tracy will break all musical ideas down, step by step and will play as a group very slowly at first.

Other topics include various bebop scales, chordal substitution and of course, bebop style phrasing.

Here is more about Charlie Parker from Wikipedia:

Charles Parker Jr. (August 29, 1920 – March 12, 1955), also known as Yardbird and Bird, was an American jazz saxophonist and composer.[1] Parker was a highly influential jazz soloist and a leading figure in the development of bebop,[2] a form of jazz characterized by fast tempos, virtuosic technique and advanced harmonies. Parker was a blazingly fast virtuoso, and he introduced revolutionary harmonic ideas including rapid passing chords, new variants of altered chords, and chord substitutions. His tone ranged from clean and penetrating to sweet and somber. Parker acquired the nickname "Yardbird" early in his career on the road with Jay McShann.[3]This, and the shortened form "Bird", continued to be used for the rest of his life, inspiring the titles of a number of Parker compositions, such as "Yardbird Suite", "Ornithology", "Bird Gets the Worm", and "Bird of Paradise". Parker was an icon for the hipster subculture and later the Beat Generation, personifying the jazz musician as an uncompromising artist and intellectual rather than just an entertainer.

Please Note: If you miss the start date of the term, you can do a $35 drop-in rate per session. Please contact Tracy at 503.236.8613

The dates for this workshop are 6/23, 7/7, 7/21, 8/4). 11:30AM-12:55PM

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