A diversionary tactic for music lovers who are hunkered down

Join us for a free online course taught by Tom Neenan for Music Guild subscribers beginning April 7
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11am - 12noon

Sessions conducted via Zoom – an easy-to-use program
on your home computer, laptop, tablet or phone

Access to the course (bookmark in your browser for future use)
https://zoom.us/j/612801750

IF YOU ARE NEW TO ZOOM, YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND A TRIAL MEETING
HOSTED BY TOM NEENAN AND PAUL KRUGER
FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 11:00 AM - 12 NOON
Click on this link or copy into your browser to join.
https://zoom.us/j/804263779
Join anytime between 11:00 and 12:00 - come and go as you like.
If you can't make it on April 3 join the class session on April 7. We'll go over a few things before we start.
For more information send an email to: info@MusicGuildOnline.org

Beginning April 7 join us for our first official session. Come and go as you like.

Optional e-textbook with playlists and listening resources (highly recommended):
Jazz, Essential Listening, 2nd ed. Scott DeVeaux & Gary Giddins.
($39.95 – available here)

Check back after March 31 for more information


WEEKLY CALENDAR, SUGGESTED READING,
LISTENING AND ACTIVITIES

Week 1:
April 7 - 13

Suggested Reading:
Jazz, Essential Listening, 2nd ed. Scott DeVeaux & Gary Giddins. Available here.
We will cover Chapters 1 and 2 during the first week.

Suggested Listening:
Bessie Smith and Louis Armstrong: "St. Louis Blues"
Jelly Roll Morton: "The Finger Breaker"
Jelly Roll Morton: "The Finger Breaker" performed by Dick Hyman

Listening guide of President’s Own Performance of the Liberty Bell

0:00 Introduction to the March by the conductor – skip if you like, he’s kind of boring…
0:45 March Introduction
0:50 A
1:06 A
1:21 B (soft)
1:38 B (loud)
1:54 TRIO
C (melody C is played twice)
2:26 D (loud with bell)
2:52 C + D
3:48 C (loud)

Now listen to this performance of Maple Leaf Rag. Make a listening guide of the form similar to the one above for the Sousa march. We'll see how you did at the beginning of our class meeting on April 9


Week 2:
April 14-20

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Week 3:
April 21-27

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Week 4:
April 28 - May 4

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Week 5:
May 5 - 11

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Week 6:
May 12 - 18

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Week 7:
May 19 - 25

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Week 8:
May 26 - June 1

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