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 Forum: Chapman Stick®   Topic: Motive Scheme Example

 Post subject: Motive Scheme Example
Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:27 am 

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I was just reading about how jazz pianists memorize charts and it said they always connect it to the form so here are the motive schemes made of four beats over 12 bars. The last ones are the difficult ones so you could just repeat the first 8 bars and you'd be good to go for sections with 16 bars. ...

 Forum: Chapman Stick®   Topic: Motive Schemes

 Post subject: Re: Motive Schemes
Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:24 am 

Replies: 4
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I started with aaaa because it's the most basic to repeat a motive 4xs. Schemes can't start on b because, by default, any theme you start with would be an a...unless you want to get into schemes that use more than 4 beats like aabc/baca, aabc/bacb, or aabc/bacc... I'm SURE they're hard to remember s...

 Forum: Chapman Stick®   Topic: Chapman Stick FAQ - your input/help/add-on

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:19 am 

Replies: 16
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My consternation came from after telling someone it's called a Chapman Stick they lean over to their friend and say, "He said it's called a ChapStick."

 Forum: Chapman Stick®   Topic: Motive Schemes

 Post subject: Re: Motive Schemes
Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:11 pm 

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I don't know how effective it is. I haven't tried it yet. Let's hope.

 Forum: Chapman Stick®   Topic: Motive Schemes

 Post subject: Motive Schemes
Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 6:14 pm 

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I was thinking about how to make playing a bunch of different motive schemes like aaab and aabc easier and I suspect the easiest way is to put them in a logical series and start playing it only that way every time until you have it memorized, then later you can fool around with the order like trying...

 Forum: Chapman Stick®   Topic: How to memorize a long, seemingly random string of motives.

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:30 pm 

Replies: 16
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Yeah, that's gonna work. Like you said, it's just a label. As long as you know what you meant.

 Forum: Chapman Stick®   Topic: Practice Schedule

 Post subject: Re: Practice Schedule
Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 6:45 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 797


Hi Lee,

seeing things in as many different ways as possible is always helpful.

btw everyone, I forgot to mention everything you can do on ONE string...DOH!

 Forum: Chapman Stick®   Topic: How to memorize a long, seemingly random string of motives.

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:44 pm 

Replies: 16
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Yep, E Phyrigian's lower tetrachord is EFGA which is the same intervallic relationship for Locrian BCDE. It doesn't matter if you want to call EFGA a Locrian or a Phrygian tetrachord. What matters is that you know why you're calling it that. It's because it's different from Ionian, Aeolian, and Lydi...

 Forum: Showcase   Topic: Slinky Bastard teaser

 Post subject: Re: Slinky Bastard teaser
Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 5:27 pm 

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That's kinda funky and the slinky idea fits the music.

 Forum: Chapman Stick®   Topic: Practice Schedule

 Post subject: Re: Practice Schedule
Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 5:03 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 797


I did think of something else; aaab.
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