I Swing the Eighth Notes, Therefore I Am (Paperback)
Createspace, 9781478286721, 26pp.
Publication Date: August 29, 2012
List Price: 9.95*
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From the musical Glee Club Smarties comes a swing choral throwback to the Jazz Age. Written for SATB voices, piano, guitar, bass and drums by American composer Jeffrey Eric Funk, I Swing the Eighth Notes, Therefore I Am is an easy chart to learn that includes a breakaway section ideal for scat solos and instrumental improvisation. I SWING THE EIGHTH NOTES, THEREFORE I AM by Jeffrey Eric Funk Well you know that dude who was really smart- He came from France and his name was Descartes He sat and thought like no other man and said, "I think, therefore I am." Did you know that Descartes had a brother Who play jazz like no other? He said, "I swing the eighth notes just as fast as I can... I swing the eighth notes, therefore I am." I swing the eighth notes, therefore I am If you don't swing your eighth notes, You jazzy tunes just won't jam 'Coz when you play jazz you gotta play by the rules 'Coz the people who don't swing 'em are the people who ain't cool Descartes' brother, he had a name That went down in the hall of fame His first name was "Doo" His last name was "Bop" He had a middle initial of "S" that stood for "Shoo-bie Doo-bie Bop" BREAKAWAY (solos ad lib.) Doo doo Shoo-bie Doo-bie Bop, baby. Doot doot Doot doot Doo doo Shoo-bie Doo-bie Bop, baby. Doot doot Doot doot I swing the eighth notes, therefore I am. CHORUS *Lyric sheet provided by the author/publisher and is used by permission. This Kindle Edition sheet music is optimized for all devices and reading apps with the ability to zoom for a closer look. Formats available include: printed sheet music, Kindle Edition Digital Sheet Music, MP3 Audio Download from the MP3 store and CD.
About the Author
Jeffrey Eric Funk has written hundreds of choral works published by Warner Bros. Publications. His music has also been published by CPP/Belwin, Hope Publishing Company and Carl Fischer Music. He wrote the opening song for the millennium NBC telecast of the 74th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. He is the composer, lyricist and creator of Glee Club Smarties A New Musical."