We’ll use this “must know” standard to examine the power of guide tones—plus a KILLER exercise for getting chord changes under your fingers.
Tips for internalizing chord changes, one scale that works over half-diminished, altered dominant, and Lydian chords, and using a diminished major 7th chord in a ii-V-I.
Learn a powerful technique to simplify complex chord changes. This will help you see “inside” changes and craft more cohesive solos.
Minor ii-V’s got ya down? Dive deep into a brilliant Chris Potter solo over this (kinda tricky) tune and discover some new ways to simplify them.
Get your eighth notes to swing harder and work on some “in” and “out” vocabulary over ii-V-I’s.
Tips for learning melody—and harmony—by ear, transcribing Stan Getz, weaving together chord changes and playing along with Bob.
In this series, we’ll dissect one of the all-time greatest jazz saxophone solos by Stan Getz, including elegant ways he navigates the chord changes, and a classic jazz ending you’ll want in your repertoire.
🎼 Become a more confident improviser. Learn to memorize melodies (so you don’t forget them), keep your place in the form, and connect the most important notes in chord changes. Then trade choruses with Bob!