Lesson 87 is a simple ii-7 V7 melody that you’ll probably recognize. This line will work over both a ii-7 or a V7 so it’s good to practice it in both harmonic contexts. Learn to sing the melody first so you can hear it. Next, try to think of the fingerings and the notes as they each relate to the chord while singing the melody. Lastly, play the melody in every key on your instrument from memory.
You can also work on displacing the melody rhythmically in 8th notes or by playing it in triplets starting on the 1st 2nd or 3rd triplet of beat 1, 2, 3, or 4…
Use this mp3 to sing along with for ear training. Once you can hear it and sing it well, then think of the fingerings and each note as it relates to the chord: