Below is the lesson for “Moon River” by Henry Mancini.
A playful take on a timeless melody. Hold up a second, what does “playful take” mean? Traditionally, this song is played with a straight rhythmic feel. But for our arrangement, we’re going to swing the rhythm.
It goes without saying, playing with a swung eighth note feel can be intimidating at the beginning. Therefore, if you’re new to understanding the difference between straight versus swung rhythm, check out this lesson.
Part 1 – Performance & Free Lesson