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SESSION 4 | Saturday, February 27 | Variations on “Soldier’s Joy” and “June Apple”
In Session 4, Sharon will work on more embellishment techniques and variations on “Soldier’s Joy” and will show you how to use some of the same ideas to embellish and vary “June Apple.”
No new materials for this session, but refer to your materials for “Soldier’s Joy” from Session 3. And you can find the notation for the basic version of “June Apple” in the PDF that we included with the pre-workshop materials, here:
See you on Saturday!
SESSION 3 Video, from Saturday, February 13
For Session 3, Sharon worked with students on “Soldier’s Joy,” with simple variations on the basic melody, and versions in the higher and lower octaves. She also taught a Bill Monroe solo on “Soldier’s Joy” in which he simplifies the melody so he can play it at a fast tempo. The notation and tab materials she provided before the session are below, and Sharon has added notation and tab for Monroe’s solo.
SESSION 3, Saturday, February 13 | NOTATION AND TAB
“Soldier’s Joy” Higher and Lower Octaves
“Soldier’s Joy” Bill Monroe Solo
SESSION 2 Video, from Saturday, January 30
Session 2 of Sharon Gilchrist’s workshop, Melodic Embellishment: the Doorway to Improvisation, happened on Saturday, January 30, and you can view the video from that session above.
Sharon provided two files of materials before this session, and you can download them below. She has also provided a new PDF of a full “Angeline the Baker” solo, which is also below.
SESSION 2, Saturday, January 30 | NOTATION AND TAB
Embellishment Techniques for Angeline the Baker: Session Two
Guide to Adding Drones and Double Stops
Angeline The Baker Full Solo_Melodic Emellishment: Session Two
SESSION 1 Video, from Saturday, January 16
Sharon Gilchrist kicked off her workshop, on January 16, and you can view the video for that session above, and you can download the notation and tablature that Sharon refers to in the session below.
SESSION 1, Saturday, January 16 | NOTATION AND TAB
The other sessions will be held every other Saturday, on February 13, February 27, March 13, March 27, April 10, April 24.
If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com (include the subject line “Question regarding Sharon’s workshop”). Thanks again for being with us, and we’ll see you in the next class!
Materials for Melodic Embellishment Workshop with Sharon Gilchrist
Download the audio files and notation/tablature for the tunes that you’ll use in Sharon’s 8-session workshop.Read More
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