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May Ear Power - Week 1

Down
Jay Sean - All or Nothing (Bonus Track Version) - Down

I was unable to work much on this song with students in the first week. However, there are a few details I covered that are worth noting:
- The song is in the key of D Major
- The verse is comprised of 16 measures (same as the Train song from last month)
- Although there is some variation in the chord progression throughout the song, one could play this simplified progression the whole way and it would sound just fine:
IV  |  I  |  V  |  vi  |
More to come this week.
Some personal asides:
- Jay Sean is the latest prince of melisma
- Even if you can't stand this song, "Down" is an earworm and it will get stuck in your head 

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June 1st Recital -- Details & Directions

The student recital will be held Saturday, June 1st in the CSUEB Music Building in room 1055.
For a CSUEB campus map, follow this link (the Music Building is the donut-shaped building on the left of the map, abbreviated as "MB").
**Weekend parking at CSUEB is free
There will be 2 groups of performers: - Group 1 starts at 2:30pm - Group 2 starts at 4:00pm
Each student will know ahead of time which group they are a part of.
Performers:  - please arrive 20-30 minutes early  - dress code: nice casual; no jeans, t-shirts, or tennis shoes
 - performers with long hair: plan to wear your hair up or pulled back
For a Google Map of the CSUEB Hayward Hills Campus, follow this link For detailed driving directions to CSUEB from anywhere in the bay area, follow this link
No tickets required for this event -- all are welcome.
Still have questions? Email me at jessemicek@yahoo.com