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Your support helps wikiHow to create more in-depth illustrated articles and videos and to share our trusted brand of instructional content with millions of people all over the world. Please consider making a contribution to wikiHow today. To play Mother May I, pick 1 person to be the mother. It doesn't matter if the person is a boy or girl.
Everyone else will be "kids. The kids will take turns asking questions like "Mother, may I take 2 steps forward? To learn how to ask Mother questions when playing the game, scroll down! Did this summary help you?
Article Summary. Part 1 of Giant Steps (Version 2) rights reserved. This image may not be used by other entities without the express written consent of wikiHow, Inc. Gather a group of people together. Although you can technically play Mother May I with only three people, it will be more fun if you have more.
Young children enjoy it, but grandparents have also been known to participate too! However, the game is generally recommended for children between the ages of 4 and 9. The game is popular with adults because it teaches children manners.
Mother May I is a game of imagination. You need more than 2 people to play it, though. The game works best with fewer than 10 participants. It can be fun for actual children to get to play the mother and vice versa. Whichever child reaches the mother first wins the game and then, in turn, is designated Giant Steps (Version 2) the mother, and the game starts all over again. Stand on the opposite sides of the room.
Alternatively, stand on the opposite sides of a field or in the back or front yard. Mother May I can be played either indoors or outdoors. The game is also a great way to get children interacting with each other and adults, and to get them moving around and outside.
Part 2 of Take turns asking a question. Some people also make the rule that a certain maneuver say baby steps or somersaults can only be used once per round.
The entire point of the game is to ask creative questions. Use your imagination! Develop interesting steps. When writing jazz tunes that substitute chords, it is very common to title the tune with a play on words of the name of the original composition, hence "Tune Up " became "Count down ".
In the standard Coltrane change cycle the ii—V—I is substituted with a progression of chords that cycle back to the V—I at the end. In a 4 4 piece, each chord gets two beats per change.
Coltrane developed this modified chord progression for "Countdown", which is much more complex. At its core, "Countdown" is a variation of "Tune Up" [ citation needed ]but the harmonic substitutions occur rapidly and trick the listener into thinking that they are listening to a completely unrelated tune.
The Giant Steps (Version 2), V and I remain, but in between are other chords highlighted in yellow and blue from the major thirds cycle centered around each I.
Preceding the first chord of each major thirds cycle is its V chord. An earlier Coltrane piece, " Lazy Bird ", also features two tonal centers a major third apart in its A section. The "Giant Steps" cycle is the culmination of Coltrane's theories applied to a completely new chord progression. Coltrane uses the cycle in descending major third tonal transpositions in the opening bars and then ascending ii—V—I progressions separated by a major third in the second section of "Giant Steps", Giant Steps (Version 2).
The second section is basically the inverse of the bridge section described in "Have You Met Miss Jones" above. Although "Giant Steps" and "Countdown" are perhaps the most famous examples, both of these compositions use slight variants of the standard Coltrane changes The first eight bars of "Giant Steps" uses a shortened version that does not return to the I chord, and in "Countdown" the progression begins on ii 7 each time.
The standard substitution can be found in several Coltrane compositions and arrangements recorded around this time. In "Fifth House" based on " Hot House ", i. When Coltrane's improvisation superimposes this progression over the ostinato bass, it is easy to hear how he used this concept for his more free playing in later years.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Play this "Tune Up" excerpt chord progression. Play this "Countdown" excerpt chord progression. John Coltrane: His Life and Music. John Coltrane plays Giant Steps (Version 2) steps.
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