Step 1 - Introduction To The Sheet Music & Begin The 1st Phrase

Firstly, make sure that you have the correct sheet music for your instrument.

If you haven't got it yet, you can download it in the section above this, or at the end of this course.

Remember, the Eb part is for alto & baritone; the Bb part is for soprano & tenor.

Learning The Tune

The first thing to point out is that this piece has "swing quavers" - also called "jazz quavers".

This means that each beat is split into two quavers, with the 1st one being a bit longer and the 2nd one being a bit shorter. You can think of their rhythm as sounding like, "Doo Ba".

Understanding the 1st 2 bars is the key to unlocking this piece. So we're going to learn these 1st 2 bars in microscopic detail!

Initially we'll practice the last 2 notes of bar 2.

Both of these notes fall on the beat - in fact, on beats 3 & 4.

Listen to my example in the video of how it should sound. Then try it yourself. You can play it by yourself with your own metronome, and/or play it along with me in the video.

Don't move on from here until you can play it correctly.