Ray Charles - “Hallelujah I Love Her So”
This tune is a great introduction to chart reading.
The form is simple, the hits are unambiguous and the band is grooving like crazy.
Once a student is comfortable with a basic 2 feel and reading pages 34-37 in Syncopation this is a great chart to work on.
Notes to review with student on the chart:
-almost all of the ensemble figures are interpreted with a stick on stick hit on the snare
-review "road map" terms with student.
-D.C. Al Coda
-Reinforce that the groove never changes except to play the hits.