Teal Blvd Recording and Assessment

Next, video record yourself playing a full version of the song along with the embedded audio below (including 1-6 choruses of your own original improvisation.)

Song form:

  • 8 beats count-in
  • 32 bar melody
  • 1-6 choruses of improvisation
  • 32 bar melody 


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

Informal assessment rubric (rate on a scale of 1-5 with 1 being "never" and 5 being always":

  • I played accurate pitches and rhythm in the melody
  • I utilized convincing rhythmic ideas and space in my improvisation
  • I performed pitches in my improvisation that outlined the chord tones of the song
  • I performed pitches in my improvisation that embellished the chord tones of the song
  • I incorporated pieces of the melody of the song or other improvisor's solos in my improvisation
  • I incorporated variations on the melody of the song or other improvisor's solos in my improvisation
  • I interacted musically with the rhythm section 

When you feel comfortable with your ability to play "Chris Teal Boulevard" move on to the next module.