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  1.15 Liza Jane Recording and Assessment 2: Complete Solo Form

Next, video record yourself playing a full version of the song along with the embedded audio below (including 16 bars of your own original improvisation.)

Song form:

  • 4 beats click
  • 8 bars intro
  • 16 bars verse melody
  • 16 bars chorus melody
  • 16 bars solo improvisation
  • 16 bars chorus melody (4 bar ritard at end)

Watch the videos and ask yourself the following questions before you move on to the next module:

1) Am I playing accented and unaccented notes to add interest and contour to the melody and solo?
2) What other elements of style am I incorporating into my performance?

When you feel comfortable with your ability to play "Liza Jane," move on to the next module.

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