I hope you enjoy these melodies/songs as much as I enjoyed compiling this list of my favorites and yours. So fun to explore such beauty that ranges from Puccini, to Ravel, to Joplin, to Glenn Miller, to Neil Young, to Bowie, to Linkin Park! A beautiful melody is a beautiful melody, regardless of genre or decade.
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Let's slowly go over Sunny Side Of The Street and talk about 3rds and 7s, reference my jazz bible, add the more colorful 9 and 13 and sometimes altered tones and move from chord to chord with ease.
Diane Warren, Billie Eilish, Beyonce, Lin Manuel Miranda and Van Morrisson are all up for for best original song for the 2022 Academy Awards and I'm giving all five songs my honest opinion. Who do you think will get the Oscar? Let me know in the comments on YouTube!
Ride around and listen to me muse about my experience "speaking the jazz language."
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The subtlety of the swing feel is a very tricky thing to learn. Listening to the great jazz players and soaking up what you hear is the best way to absorb and ultimately develop your own swing feel, but there are some things I can teach concretely and this is one of them. Practice these comping rhythms with me and let's get to work!
Here is my production of Londonderry Air (Danny Boy) - Special thanks to the amazing musicians. Go follow/subscribe to them!
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