Today our warm up was in the Mingus blues composition called” Noddin Your Head Blues.”

It’s a slow blues using the triplet’s as a base to feel the eighth notes. We checked out playing over and emphasizing the diminished chord in measure 6 which led us to discussing the diminished scales and playing some exercises through it. Everyone sounded great when they took a solo.

After the blues we played through Ladybird which was a request by our new bassist Sri. Playing chord tones on the last measure was the first thing we did and then ramped up the tempo so the class will be ready for any jam session. Closing out the class we played through Angelica and then the students booked a room to play in after class. I was so impressed by that.

Mary Ann