Dreaming Diamonds Band Page

Band Materials

Everyone

Song List:

You Need to Calm Down (Taylor Swift)

Moves Like Jagger (Maroon 5)

Girl On Fire (Alicia Keys)

I Forgot That You Existed (Taylor Swift)

I Forgot That You Existed – Taylor Swift – Band Reduction

Elle

You Need to Calm Down:

You will sing the Blue parts as a solo and the Bold parts as a duet with Skyla.

You Need To Calm Down – Ella:Skyla

Here is a video of the choreography for this song.

Moves Like Jagger:

You are playing the main riff and it is VERY complicated.  Take is super slow when you are practicing and make sure to do the correct fingering every time.  If you practice everyday nice and slow you will have it down by next week.

Girl On Fire:

I am very impressed with you playing the full size bass this session.  You already have the main part of the song down.  Review the bridge so it doesn’t confuse you.

I Forgot That You Existed:

I’m so excited to have you on drums for this song!  Be sure to play the drum pad finger snaps on the upbeats.

Julian

You Need to Calm Down:

The notes on this part are easy, it’s the rhythm that is tricky.  Remember to say “wait-wait” between each measure.  When you do that you play it perfect!

Moves Like Jagger:

Please use this set of lyrics:

Moves Like Jagger – Julian

Girl On Fire:

You are doing amazing with this syncopated rhythm!  Don’t forget the stop at the end of the bridge.

I Forgot That You Existed:

Here is your keyboard part:

June

You Need to Calm Down:

You sound great on this. The tricky thing about this song is not letting yourself speed up.  This song is really SLOW.  We are relying on you to keep us all together rhythmically.  Do your best to not speed up.

Moves Like Jagger:

This is a video of the full part but you are welcome to start with just the bottom thinest string to get used to it.

Girl On Fire:

You will sing the Purple parts solo and the Bold parts as a duet with June.

Girl On Fire Skyla:June

Here is a video of the choreography for this song.

I Forgot That You Existed:

What a perfect song suggestion for this band!  Practice your vocals pay extra attention to your timing.

I Forgot That You Existed – Taylor Swift – Lyrics

Landon

You Need to Calm Down:

I’m so glad you are playing guitar on this one!  We are tuning your low E string down a whole step to D in order to make these chords a bit easier to play.

Moves Like Jagger:

Here is the full part for you to practice at home.  Take your time getting the left hand position correct.  Fortunately the chords move really slowly so you stay in the same position for a long time.

Girl On Fire:

We have you playing the triad chords throughout this song. The Bridge is the only part of the song that changes.  I’ll show you that next week.

Skyla

You Need to Calm Down:

You will sing the Purple parts as a solo and the Bold parts as a duet with Elle.

You Need To Calm Down – Ella:Skyla

Here is a video of the choreography for this song with me doing your part.

Girl On Fire:

You will sing the Purple parts solo and the Bold parts as a duet with June.

Girl On Fire Skyla:June

Here is a video of the choreography for this song.

I Forgot That You Existed:

I’m so excited to have you back on guitar for this song.  It’s at a perfect level for you to play this one with confidence!

January-June 2024 Band Session – Important Dates:

March 16th &17th
In-house Performance Workshop Weekend
(specific performance time to be announced)

Sunday, June 2nd
Band Showcase
(Location and specific performance time to be announced)

NO REHEARSAL February 19-23, Ski Week

NO REHEARSAL April 1-12, Spring Break

Sunday Jazz & Jam Sessions at Barsha

February 25 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Open House & Band Workshop

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Open House & Band Workshop

March 17 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

March 23rd Student Recitals

March 23 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

March 24th Student Recitals

March 24 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Coast Music 20th Anniversary Celebration

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm