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Cello Lessons: “Anthropology”

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Anthropology is another melody by
Charlie Byrd Parker.
And this is gonna be a great way for us
to explore the chords of rhythm changes.
The backing track I perform with,
is at a really slow tempo, so
that we can really get
inside these harmonies
with all of our chord scale practice and
arpeggios and guide tones.
All of that stuff is gonna be so
critical as we learn the rhythm changes.
So you're gonna have to do a fair amount
of shedding, to get used to this chords.
And this melody will
help you feel the form.
It'll maybe take a little while
to get this melody memorized.
There's a lot of notes and
actually there's a lot of subtle
differences between the phrases.
They often have different endings,.
But listen a lot to the recording,
and actually it would be great,
if you can play along
with some recordings.
And just sort of like get as much of
the stylistic information as you can
from great musicians.
You can start with
Charlie Parker's recording.
But you're gonna find so
many versions of this on YouTube for free.
This is one of the really big,
big pieces for
jazz musicians,
anthropology on rhythm changes in B flat.
Good luck shedding.