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This course will walk you through all the steps necessary to master this common jazz standard
In this series you’ll learn: 1) How to break a modal tune into parts; 2) How to determine what scales go with what chords; 3) Practice strategies for mastering each chord, scale, and the tune as a whole.
Odd meters are not hard…they are merely unfamiliar. In this series I’m going to get you grooving in 7/8 (7/4).
What started as an analysis of a Joshua Redman-inspired lick, transcribed by this student, wound up being a springboard for a thorough discussion of technique, practice approach, muscle memory, playing with good time, articulation, mental focus, sound, the blues, and much, much more. The lesson is over an hour long but I broke it into […]
In this series we’ll dissect a very common turnaround in a very common key: Am7 / D7 / GMaj7 / E7.
Let’s go to the keyboard to visualize several things that will help you simplify—and thus extend—your ideas over a tune.
I’m going to take you step-by-step through a mind map of how to get a ton out of one solo. By the end of a month, you will master a small part of this solo, or all of it, if you can.
In this series I’ll use the keyboard to demonstrate how to visualize extracting major triads from diminished chords and how to find the right diminished scale (and by extension, major triads) to apply over a minor chord.
These are great first steps to take when transitioning from just learning your major triads in all keys to actually using them as a structure for learning tunes…in this case, the blues.
These three videos walk you through my transcription process using a FANTASTIC Stan Getz solo on Charlie Parker’s, “Yardbird Suite”.
In this video series you’ll come inside a private 2-hour clinic, held at Berklee College of Music, where my good friends, trumpeter Rashawn Ross (Dave Matthews Band) and first-call LA session bassist Sean Hurley (John Mayer), and I share real-world lessons from our journeys through the pop/rock sideman food chain.