Monday Music Quote: Dave Glasser





 "I think if you look at the history of jazz, most great players find something they like and stay with it."
       -- Dave Glasser

I have always admired saxophone players. You find them on the jazz scene and in jazz trios. Dave Glasser released his fifth solo CD awhile back and is teaching at the New School Jazz program since 1996.

Biography

by Alex Henderson
"In straight-ahead jazz circles, native New Yorker Dave Glasser is perhaps best known for his extensive work as a sideman for veteran trumpeter/fl├╝gelhornist Clark Terry. The alto saxophonist (who shouldn't be confused with engineer David Glasser or classical clarinetist David Glazer) is an unapologetic bebopper; his alto playing owes a lot to the seminal Charlie "Bird" Parker and his disciples (including Sonny Stitt and Gigi Gryce), and he obviously loves the swift, exhilarating bebop chord changes of the '40s and '50s."
More info at http://allmusic.com/artist/dave-glasser-p415958

A blog post I recently wrote on Bebop music can be found here.

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All the best,





"Jazz washes away the dust of every day life." -- Art Blakey
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Happy Thanksgiving!




Happy Thanksgiving!


I am grateful for you. Have a wonderful day. Surround yourself with music. 
We have much to be thankful for.


Best,





"Jazz washes away the dust of every day life." -- Art Blakey
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Monday Music Quote: Thinking With Sounds

Monday Music Quote

 "Music is the art of thinking with sounds."  Jules Combarieu


 I believe Bette Midler and Peggy Lee have sung this song before. I'm talking about Alright, Okay, You Win, written by Sid Wyche and Mayme Watts in 1955. It's a moderate rhythm and I've posted the chords for you here from my Jazz Book, The Best Big Band Songs Ever.


Lyrics and Piano Chords

          Eb  Bb+ Eb  Bb+  Eb
Well alright, okay, you win
          Eb7  Eb7(#9)

I'm in love with you
          Ab                          Eb
Well alright, okay, you win
           Eb
Baby, what can I do?
Bb7    B7  C7+5 Db7+5  Ab9
I'll do anything you say
      Eb             Ab7      Eb
It's just got to be that way


                       B+  Eb Bb+ Eb
Well alright, okay, you win
           Eb7
I'm in love with you
                Ab                   Eb

Well alright, okay, you win

Baby, what can I do?
Bb7   B7         C7+5 Db7+5  Ab9
Anything you say, I'll do
      Eb            Ab7        Eb
As long as it's me and you


Eb6                 Ab7
All that I am askin'
Eb6    Ab7         Eb6
All I want from you
     Ab9
Is just love me like I love you
           Eb                        Bb7
And it won't be hard to do


            Eb7     Bb7  Eb  Bb+ Eb
Well alright, okay, you win
           Eb7
I'm in love with you
             Ab                       Eb
Well alright, okay, you win

Well, baby, what can I do?
Bb7    B7      C7+5   Db7+5  Ab9
I'll do anything you say
             Eb            Ab7        Eb
Oh, it's just got to be that way



All that I am askin'

All I want from you

Just love me like I love you

It won't be hard to do



All night, all day

I'm in, ooh, and I'm telling you

Alright, okay, you win

What are you waiting for?

If you're gonna be my man
            Eb                 Ab6   Ab9  E9
Sweet baby, take me by the hand
          Ab  Eb  Eb  Ab Eb  Ab Eb  Eb7  Ab  Fm7-5  Bb7  Bb7+5 Eb9
Well alright, okay, you win

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Lyrics by chordscenter.net







"Jazz washes away the dust of every day life." -- Art Blakey
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Julie London It-Could-Happen-To-You Chords

You'll find the midi to the song, It Could Happen To You, composed by Jimmy Van Heusen and the progressions http://www.songtrellis.com

Monday Music Quote: Diana Krall




"Sometimes I can't get out of the character because the story is very intense. "

Diana Krall


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Monday Music Quote: Color My World

Pankow in 2008Image via Wikipedia
I love this song. It was a seventies smash hit! It was written by James Pankow.

James Carter "Jimmy" Pankow (born August 20, 1947) is an American trombone player, songwriter and brass instrument arranger best known as a founding member of the rock band Chicago.
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Pankow
 
COLOR MY WORLD

F
AS TIME GOES ON

Am
I REALIZE JUST WHAT YOU

Bb               Eb
MEAN TO ME

        Ab
AND NOW NOW THAT YOU'RE NEAR

Gb                          D7
PROMISE YOUR LOVE

                                           G
THAT I'VE WAITED TO SHARE

          Eb7                                                 C7
AND DREAM  OF OUR MOMENTS TOGETHER

                                                  F
Bb       C7 F
COLOR MY WORLD WITH HOPES OF LOVING YOU
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Romantic Lyrics


COLOR MY WORLD (Chicago)

As time goes on I realize
Just what you mean to me
And now, now that you're near
Promise your love
That I've waited to share
And dreams of our moments together
Color my world with hope of loving you



Here's what I play:


Fmaj7
AS TIME GOES ON

Am
I REALIZE JUST WHAT YOU

Bb      Ebmaj9
MEAN TO ME

        Abmaj7          Gbmaj7

AND NOW NOW THAT YOU'RE NEAR

D9                         D7
PROMISE YOUR LOVE

                         Gm7
THAT I'VE WAITED TO SHARE

          Eb9              C7
AND DREAM  OF OUR MOMENTS TOGETHER

                                    
Bb       C7         Fm7  Bb  C7     Fmaj7
COLOR MY WORLD WITH HOPES OF LOVING YOU





"Jazz washes away the dust of every day life." -- Art Blakey
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Kindergarten Music: Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan


Many of you know that I have been teaching piano for over 15 years and that I've played on various worship teams for over 30 years. Maybe you haven't heard but I'm also a kindergarten music teacher. I love working with the 5 year old's and back in September we talked about "What is music?"

Music is like reading a book,  not with words but with notes. We hear music on the radio, with orchestras, CDs and a band. "Even birds tweet music," a 5 year old boy said.

Music has rhythm. Sometimes we play fast or slow and other times soft or loud. We practice clapping the rhythm to notes. Our class has learned what the name of the notes are and how many beats they receive.

Quarter Note = 1 count
Half Note = 2 counts
Dotted Half - 3 counts
Whole Note = 4 counts
Eighth Note = 1/2 count

So, in our rhythm box we have sticks, bells, rain stick, triangles and a tambourine.

I wrote an article awhile back. Here it is:

Being a kindergarten music teacher for one hour sure goes fast. It is so much fun and truly rewarding. There is lots of work in preparing for the upcoming day each week. The children look forward to our time of being together, learning all about music.

I usually begin the rhythm and music class with a type of story-telling gesture. I say. "Good morning class." The response is usually a typical reply, "Good morning Mrs. Rogers." When I tell them I'm going to step outside and come back in with my teacher face on and try it again, that's when I know I have their attention and cooperation. Children are so flexible when you change the variables and come back in with a quiet greeting, or a loud one. They will definitely copy you with their response most enthusiastically!

Then I proceed with the following talking points:

1. What Is Music?
2. What Is Rhythm?

I begin by explaining that music is like reading notes not letters. We talk about music being on the radio and a CD. You hear music in bands and orchestras. One boy wanted to add to the discussion that he hears music when the birds sing, while another little girl added that her Dad plays music on the TV.

After awhile, we introduce that music is like your heart beating and that some notes are played slower than others. It is at this point that I go over to the piano or keyboard and play a few songs that the children are familiar with that are examples of a slow song, like Away In The Manger. We move on to fast songs such as Pop! Goes the Weasel and Yankee Doodle. Then we march in a circle to The Wheels on the Bus. There are tons of children's songs available for your use.

It is at this point that I begin to talk in-depth about teaching young people the music notes. We name the notes, talk about how many beats correspond to that particular note and then we practice clapping.

So, within the first part of the hour, the kids have some introduction to a Quarter Note, being a black note that receives one count. Then, we have the Half Note, being a white note that receives 2 beats. The children learn patience in pausing and holding a note for a longer count. Finally, we move on to the whole note that is held 4 counts.

We review by clapping. Then we go into the rhythm box and pullout the sticks. The class learns to click the beats with the rhythm sticks to Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. Again, there are so many great songs to choose from. If we have time, we move on to other rhythm instruments.

Towards the end of the hour, I enjoy introducing the children to a music game. We played "I Spy The Whole Note" with pretend magnifying glasses. I like to place flash cards around the room and have the children close their eyes. On the count of three, the flash cards are turned over, with eyes opened the kids begin their search for what a whole note looks like. It's fun to teach at a kindergarten music class.



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