My review of our June challenge. Loved hearing some improvising from everyone. Nice work!
We’ll explore the ways Joe’s melody and solo describe the harmony, and take inspiration for some fresh ways to re-purpose minor triads to create colorful melodic lines.
My review of our May transcription challenge. Excellent work!
Using 60 BPM doesn’t mean only practicing slowly, it’s all about your relationship to the pulse.
In this lesson, I’ll show you how to tackle the most important (and often least practiced) part of learning new vocabulary – application. We’ll apply the lick over three tunes – Autumn Leaves, Oleo, and There is No Greater Love.
An in-depth solo analysis of our most recent Transcription Challenge. We’ll cover how Brookmeyer anticipates chord changes, uses enclosures and guide tone lines in his improvisation, and we’ll highlight some great ii-V vocabulary to steal.
My reviews of our April transcription challenge. Glad so many people embraced a difficult challenge!
A look into ways of mixing bebop and blues elements into a more funk/rock context.
Some screaming altissimo lines and a lot of takes to arrive at this one. Let’s dig into the process!