Pass the Peas

 

Hey Bobby, why do you like soul food?
Because it makes me ha-a-a-py

Pass the peas, the cheese
Pass the peas like we used to say it
Pass the peas like we used to say it
Pass the peas like we used to say it

Our Version

There are three trumpet parts and one trombone part.

All the parts have the same rhythm and there are only three bits to learn.

Trumpets:

- Part 1 goes up to high E

- Part 2 goes up to B

- Part 3 only goes up to a G

Choose whichever one suits you best at the moment.

Trombones: you have your own part, but it's fine to play one of the trumpet parts if you prefer.

 

Rhythms

The rhythms in this piece are hard to read, but not so hard to play.

For now it's fine to learn them just by listening - 'by ear'.

To give you some idea, I've written the pulse with the crosses and sticks going down on the bottom line and the rhythm you play on the top line. See if you can tap the pulse with your foot and clap the rhythms along with the videos.

A
B
 

Trumpet 1 bits

Just before

the beat

Just after

the beat

Play 8 times

in a row!

Only 2 beats in this bar

 

Trumpet 2 bits

Just after

the beat

Just before

the beat

Play 8 times

in a row!

Only 2 beats in this bar

 

Trumpet 3 bits

Just after

the beat

Just before

the beat

Play 8 times

in a row!

Only 2 beats in this bar

 

Trombone bits

Just after

the beat

Just before

the beat

Play 8 times

in a row!

Only 2 beats in this bar

 
trumpet 1
Trumpet 1
Pass the peas - accompaniment
 
trumpet 2
Pass the peas - accompaniment
Trumpet 2
 
trumpet
Pass the peas - accompaniment
Trumpet 3
 
trombone
Trombone
Pass the peas - accompaniment
 

Improvise

E pentatonic minor
Pass the peas - accompaniment
E blues (the pentatonic with a Bb)

Blue note