Some screaming altissimo lines and a lot of takes to arrive at this one. Let’s dig into the process!
My review of our short and sweet march Transcription Challenge. Nice work, all!
A simple chord-scale exercise for memorizing tunes and examples of an improvisational approach to memorizing and playing over chord changes.
My review of our February transcription challenge. Very, very impressed with the excellent submissions on a tough challenge.
Almost twenty minutes of me shedding just two bars of “Stella By Starlight,” starting with some practicable vocabulary. I’ll show you how I practice looping individual lines and eventually spin it out into full improvisation.
My review of our January transcription challenge. Excellent work, as always!
Motifs, rhythmic approaches, bebop scales, and one of my FAVORITE go-to harmonic tricks.
One of my all-time favorite recordings. Lots of innovative material with minor chords and intervals, a great altissimo workout, and exemplary use of the rhythmic density scale.
One of my favorite harmonic “hacks,” this “trick” was first told to me by someone who heard it from Cannonball Adderley.