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Song List:

September (Earth, Wind & Fire)

I Love Rock n’ Roll (Joan Jett)

Walking the Wire (Imagine Dragons)

Riptide (Vance Joy)

All My Friends Are Toxic (BoyWithUke)

We are playing I Love Rock n’ Roll up a minor third to Gmi.  Please practice to this transposed track:

We are playing September up a minor third to C.  Please practice to this transposed track:

We are playing All My Friends Are Toxic up a minor third to Bm.  Please practice to this transposed track:

Here is a band reduction in our new key:

All My Friends are Toxic – Boywithuke- Band Reduction – Bm

Elia

September:

You are killing this song!  We can give you some horn lines to play if you’d like more of challenge. I’ll show you some of those options next week.  One thing that will be a big challenge is to see if you can play and sing on the chorus.  It’s tricky because the vocal has a different rhythm than the keyboard part.

I Love Rock n’ Roll:

Click link for I Love Rock n Roll Lyrics

Walking the Wire:

Don’t be intimidated by the black keys.  Once you get the 4 chord shapes that’s the whole song.  The chords just change order.  You can absolutely use 2 hands if you prefer.

All My Friends Are Toxic:

You did fantastic picking up the drum part for this song!  I can’t believe I only had to show you once and you nailed it!  Here is a video so you can review it before our next rehearsal. Even though you don’t have drums at home it will still be helpful to watch the video to remind yourself of the pattern.

Riptide:

You will start singing on the 2nd verse and sing the rest of the song as a solo.

Harper

I Love Rock n’ Roll:

You already have this bass line down for the chorus which is the trickier part.  Now you just need to work on the verse progression.

September:

Here are your September lyrics

Koa

You already sound really good on the first two songs but her are some drum covers for you to check out to make sure you’re getting all of the details correct.

I Love Rock n’ Roll:

We are not dropping the beat at the end of each chorus, instead we are staying in 4/4 throughout to make it simpler for the band.

Walking the Wire:

Study this drum tutorial and listen to the song to get the groove details.  Make sure you play a lot of toms in the ch0rus.  First verse is ONLY hihat.

All My Friends Are Toxic:

We ended up changing the key after we taught your part.  We re-recorded it in the new key for you to practice before next rehearsal.  This key is a bit easier than the original and doesn’t require a Capo. Let me know if you have any questions.

Riptide:

You will play Ukulele for the whole song but only sing the first verse and chorus.  Here is your Ukulele part:

Reagan

September:

You are doing an excellent job with this bass line.  The rhythm is really complex against the other keyboard part and you are nailing it!  Remember to go to C on the 4 section.

I Love Rock n’ Roll:

This is the intro and the verse which are the tricky parts of the song.

You will do the guitar solo for this song.  We kept it really easy.  If you want us to make it more challenging just let us know!

We are so excited to have you play the epic guitar riff that happens throughout the intro and verse!  No need to play the G’s in those sections.  I rather you get ready for the riff and start on time.

Walking the Wire:

You are already sounding great on this!

All My Friends Are Toxic:

We ended up changing the key after we taught your part.  I re-recorded it in the new key for you to practice before next rehearsal.  This key is a bit easier than the original. Let me know if you have any questions.

Riptide:

Here is the new guitar part we gave you:

Wilson

September:

Please bring your Flute next week! We would LOVE to add you playing flute onto the horn lines!

I Love Rock n’ Roll:

These are the basic chords.  I’d also love for you to do the guitar solo line if you are up for it!

Walking the Wire:

You picked this song up really quickly.  Notice the difference between the Verse E A B A and the Chorus E A C#- B.

All My Friends Are Toxic:

We ended up changing the key after we taught your part.  I re-recorded it in the new key for you to practice before next rehearsal.  This key is a bit easier than the original. Let me know if you have any questions.

Riptide:

I’m excited to have you try drums for this song! Play the Kick ONLY for the verse then Kick – Snare for the chorus.  You’re part is simple but SO important.  We need that rhythm to be strong and STEADY!

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

Coast Music Events

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