- Unit Chords Test on Thursday ( You need to have all the chords on page 41 memorized and be able to play them.
- Work on 2nd Half of It's A Wonderful World
- Group Songs on Black Heritage Music
- Blues Riff #2
Test on dynamics is due on Thursday;music vocabulary study of dynamics their meaning and musical symbol; Begin guitar scales- C Scale Test is on Tuesday
Sunshine of your Love Cream 1967
Backstory: Song by the British rock band Cream is uses a well-known bass riff. The song was written by Eric Clapton and lyricist Pete Brown. Its inspiration is from Jimi Hendrix and uses the same repetitive musical phrase.
Resources: https://musescore.com/crize2foi/sunshine-of-your-love---cream-simplified-bass-tab You can listen to the arrangement here as well as use it in your app to transpose to another clef or key.
Song Breakdown: This lays out the song and explains the d blues scale as well: https://youtu.be/Ouo2Ek2S_Lo
Portion of Lyrics:
It's getting near dawn
When lights close their tired eyes
I'll soon be with you, my love
Give you my dawn surprise
I'll be with you, darling, soon
I'll be with you when the stars start falling
I've been waiting so long
To be where I'm going
In the sunshine of your love
I'm with you, my love
Helpful hint when learning this song:
The song melody contains accidentals. An accidental is a note that doesn’t normally occur within the key and it will last for the length of the measure. In measures 1, 3,5 ,7 there is a G# accidental. The other accidental listed in the song on the next page is in measure 8 and is a Gb. Understand the accidentals and it will make learning this song much easier.