Our Next Pop Up Class - Chi Chi - May 24th

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.

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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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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.

that counts!

My upload speed is terrible right now so here is a link to a video of me on the piano - https://photos.app.goo.gl/yW6oPuCqutjXbom28

First chorus is head + bassline in LH, second is bassline + 3/7, and third chorus is bassline + 4 note voicings. Kept it really slow just to see how the melody fit with the changes

I wasn't able to finish up the Caravan class, but wanted to give this one a shot! Took a swing at it, attached. Looking forward to Monday.

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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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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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later than late. Anybody see a link for Zoom or Classroom yet?

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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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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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Chi Chi popup student lead session Mon May 31 19:00 EDT. Zoom link in Google Classroom

Sorry to have missed the earlier classes. But I'm going to try to join the class tonight. So here's my take of the head and chords.

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