This is a track off of my "If" record. I like how this grew on me, as I recorded it a considerably long time ago. When I look at things I wrote and recorded before I got caught up in the politics, it reminds me that I always had a natural talent for music and a natural love of it. My lesson to all my students in this is that natural love and talent are more important than anything that any instructor or friend, including me, can give you. Learn, but never forget that.
Hi my friends, students, and fellow musicians. Recently, I've been in the cave and only seldomly blogging. I have this inexplicable new hunger for music that I have never had before- including my Pariah days back in 2005-6. It's like I'm mastering a new language and being reborn. This can be a painful and ultimately rewarding process. I did what I should be doing all the time and learned a new tune yesterday. This is another Coltrane song called Lazy Bird. The A section is derived from a reharmonization of the tune Lady Bird. I'm using new improv techniques in this such as playing a tritone away, using scales to move in and out of the harmony, and playing counter melodies along with motif's from random songs I like. As you can see, I have alot to talk about. I'll shut up and blog later. Enjoy
I'm thinking of doing a radio show here on my show. Still working out the idea. For now I'll do it in podcast format. Here is a dj mix I did in preparation for an engagement party I did several months ago. I think it was rather cool. This site won't allow for the longer mixes. I have about 3 in all. Sucks.
In this exercise I compile lesson 4. Listen as I play major, diminished, minor and blues chords and scales throughout resolving on occasion with chromatic licks which are sequences adjacent to the harmonic notes of the scale being played in the chord changes of the song. This song was a great example because The Turning Point is an F minor tune. It harmonizes with the key of Eb and also it follows the blues scales. In this I play F major chords, F minor chords, F diminished chords, F suspended chords, Eb major and minor chords, and Ab diminished chords. Listen to how they all fit within the F minor and Eb maj scales.
I will try to upload a chart as soon as possible for notation.
See my picture section for full sized picture of Diagram!!!!!!!!!!!
Link for my 3rd lesson on youtube .
I was practicing today on a chord generator online playing Cherokee. Play along.
Hello my friends. This is a cut of me recently picking up the horn after a layoff and shedding on Nardis. I have a tendency to forget Chord changes for most of the songs I play often and resorting to playing in a modal form throughout the tune with target chords that I lock onto. Listen to how I use chromatic approaches to compensate for my stupidity.
Listen carefully to the scales of C maj and C min and their degrees. 1-7