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    Class 1A, February 2nd (10:00 AM)
    Theory: Modes - Difference between derivative and parallel
    Understanding Ionian, Mixolydian and Dorian
    Tune: Cedar's Blues
    Assignment: Learn 3 modes discussed in given keys


    Class IB, February 2nd (1:30 PM)
    Theory: Triads
    Tunes: St. Thomas, Freddie Freeloader, The Preacher
    Assignment: Learn triads in C, F, Bb
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      Class 2A, February 9th (10:00 AM)
      Theory: Modes Continued
      Understanding Aeolian, Phrygian, Locrian, Lydian - the Modal Telephone
      Tune: Recordame
      Assignment: Analyze Recordame and practice modes so that we can play over it and improvise on Feb. 16th.

      Class 2B, February 9th (1:30 PM)
      Theory: Key Signatures and Interval cycles
      Tunes: Firm Roots
      Assignment: Read handout and answer assigned questions

      • Topic 2

        Class 3A, February 16th (10:00 AM)
        Theory: Modes Continued
        Review of Modes, their use in connecting harmonic progressions
        Tune: Have You Met Miss Jones
        Assignment: Prepare Miss Jones to play for February 23rd

        Class 3B, February 16th (1:30 PM)
        Theory: Key Signatures and their relation to scales and Interval cycles, cont. Chord Nomenclature.
        Tunes: O Barquinho
        Assignment: Finish remaining questions as assigned on handout
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          Class 4A, February 23rd (10:00 AM)
          Theory: Modes Continued, II V I progression, diminished chords
          Review of Modes: Modes in keys other than C
          Tune: Have You Met Miss Jones (bridge)
          Assignment: Prepare for quiz on modes to take place on March 2nd.

          Class 4B, February 23rd (1:30 PM)
          Theory: Key Signatures, Chord Nomenclature continued. Handout Review, reading and writing sharps and flats on sheet music
          Tunes: Review of past tunes, especially O Barquinho
          Assignment: Prepare for quiz on key signatures and chords to take place on March 2nd.
          • Topic 4

            Class 5A, March 2 (10:00 AM)
            Quiz

            Class 5B, March 2 (1:30 PM)
            Quiz

            Tunes: Blues Minor
            • Topic 5

              Class 6A, March 9 (10:00 AM)
              Theory: what is a tri-tone substitution: how is it created, what function does it serve?

              Tune: Have You Met Miss Jones, Recordame

              Class 6B, March 9 (1:30 PM)
              Theory: Class discussion on quiz. Work together in groups of twos to clarify each others' doubts.

              Tunes: O Barquinho, Firm Roots

              CLASS 7 ADDED REHEARSAL
              FRIDAY, MARCH 11th at 1:30.
              Quizzes will be returned and we'll play music until 3:00 PM!
              • Topic 6

                Class 8A, March 30th (10:00 AM)
                Theory:
                Tri-tone substitution

                Tunes:
                Discussion of all the tunes we've played to date - includes:
                Cedar's Blues
                Recordame
                Have You Met Miss Jones
                Mike's Coltrane Transcription


                Class 8B, March 30th (1:30 PM)
                Theory: Quiz Review

                Tunes:
                Review:
                O Barquinho
                Blues Minor
                St. Thomas
                Freddie Freeloader
                The Preacher
                Firm Roots



                • Topic 7

                  CLASS 9 -
                  FRIDAY, APRIL 2nd - 1:00 Theory help session

                  FRIDAY, APRIL 2nd at 1:30: ADDED REHEARSAL

                  • Topic 8

                    Class 10A, April 6th (10:00 AM)

                    Tunes:
                    Have You Met Miss Jones
                    Recordame
                    Coltrane's India (transcribed by Mike)
                    Spring Forth (new tune by Uman)

                    Class 10B, April 6th (1:30 PM)

                    Tunes:
                    Barquinho
                    Sister Sadie
                    Firm Roots
                    St. Thomas
                    • Topic 9

                      Class 11A, April 9th (10:00 AM)

                      Confirmed Tunes for May 11th Concert:

                      Coltrane's India (transcribed by Mike)
                      Spring Forth (new tune by Uman)
                      Recordame

                      Class 11B, April 9th (1:30 PM)
                      Confirmed Tunes for May 11th Concert:
                      Sister Sadie
                      Barquinho
                      Freddie Freeloader
                      Firm Roots
                      St. Thomas
                      • Topic 10

                        Class 12A, April 13th (10:00 AM)

                        Rehearsal (tunes listed on April 9th)


                        Class 12B, April 13th (1:30 PM)
                        Rehearsal (tunes listed on April 9th)
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