Riffs MUAP 115 SyllabusMUAP 115 ScheduleWilliam Wieland
Please try to play these by ear. (Do not look at sheet music.) When you know a few, play for me. I will share the sheet music with you after you try to learn them by ear.
— Hint: Starts with G

— Hint: alternate between thumbs
on white keys and middle fingers on black keys

— Hint: F dominant seventh chord

— Hint: vocal warm-up

— Hint: major triads


— Hint: C major

— Hint: F major triad

— Hint: C major

— Hint: G major

— Hint: The chords are thicker.

— Hint: F major

“Taps” at Arlington — Hint: B flat major

— 4 parts, 2 measures

— 4 parts, 3 measures

— 4 parts, 4 measures

Movies and TV

Henry Mancini “Peter Gunn” — Hint: mostly F major

John Williams “Superman” — Hint: first just G and C
later, cadence pattern chords


The White Stripes “Seven Nation Army” — Hint: white keys

Cream “Sunshine of your Love” — Hint: black keys and A natural

Adele “Hello”  

Styx “Come Sail Away”

Van Halen “Jump” — Use a synthesizer sound if possible.

Harold Faltermeyer “Axel F"