Goals for the week:
Warm Up: Hammer Ons
Scale: G Scale (Quarters, 8ths, Swung 8ths)
Technique: Reading a lead sheet.
Repertoire: Come Together - Main Riff, Turnaround, Chorus
This week we worked on polishing the main riff of Come Together and learned the other two sections of this piece. Come Together is a modified blues form, so a lot of the skills that we learned with St Louis Blues will translate to this. Really make sure to count those 8th notes to know when you land at the whole notes! We also kept cleaning up and speeding up the G Scale and working on those hammer ons.
Assignment for next week
Be comfortable with all three parts of Come Together individually so that we can really spend next week putting everything together.
How to Practice this at home
Practice the sections of Come Together slowly and individually so that you’re comfortable with each section - especially the main riff! See if you can play each section 5 times each without a wrong note or incorrect rhythm. Practice your scale ascending and descending twice for each groove (making the changes, keeping time, 8th notes, swung 8ths)
Charts + Sheet Music + Diagrams
Notes of Come Together Turnaround
I D D D D D D D D I D D D D D D D D I C (HOLD) I (Rest) I
Notes Of Come Together Chorus
I E E E E E E D D I C C C C D (rest) I