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Next pop up class is May 24th 7pm EDT

Ok guys,

next tune is Chi Chi by Charlie Parker.

Memorize the melody and the chords.
Post something here where you play the melody and play the chords. It has to be memorized. And you have to post before the class. :-)
If you don't want to do that, then the pop up class is 25 dollars a session. Get it? Do the work and you get in for free :-).

Pop up classes are informal classes to study a tune. If I get a gig, I would move the class or just turn it over to the students to hang and talk.


Brett Graham Wed, 05/19/2021 - 13:51

I wanted to get something recorded asap so did a quick recording from my phone. I transcribed the intro and melody from a Charlie Parker recording. I still need to spend a lot more time on the chords/changes.

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Zeric138 Wed, 05/19/2021 - 21:09

I am away from the vibes for the month - BUT, I have a piano with me! I'll post the melody/chords this weekend on piano if that's okay.

Aaron Shively Sun, 05/23/2021 - 16:27

Here is my first swing at Chi Chi. I put the chord changes down and then tracked the melody and a basic chord solo on top. Cool tune. Looking forward to the class. I might not be there for the live lessons due to work but I'll follow along.

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RenPlaysVibes Mon, 05/24/2021 - 14:09

Sorry this is so late, but I finally got a recording of this in. Here is the melody and some basic rootless voicings. See you all at the class!

(For context I had the Chi Chi Aebersold Recording (Bass/Drums) in my headphones. I should have played with it out loud in hindsight, but this was the best take I had. I will remember this for the next time.)

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Rogerhdg Mon, 05/24/2021 - 18:11

Behn posted the chords and got some of the head listening to other posts. Not much of my music survived the move to Florida 8 weeks ago.

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Rogerhdg Mon, 05/31/2021 - 16:38

In reply to by Rogerhdg

Dont know that there's a Chi Chi get together tonight. Plenty of ideas to work on freom the class last week. Made some progress on learning the HEAD. Helped to find the sheet music, though I think it had some errors. I have the iReal file with the chords and chose the organ for the background for contrast.

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