A fun look at the music theory behind the genius modulation device Jacob Collier used in his Djesse 2022 World Tour at the Wilshire in Los Angeles on Every Time We Say Goodbye
Justin Varnes, Brett Belanger and I had a blast opening up for the great carl Allen at the Cola Jazz Fest on 9/24/2022
As musicians, we have our own unique struggles when it comes to practicing our craft. Not wanting anyone to hear you practice is normal. At least for me it is.
https://nebula.tv/aimeenolte See this video on Nebula for free (and get the pdf) and then sign up if the spirit moves you! Using examples from Miles Davis's and Dizzy Gillespie's bands, I talk about what it's like to solo over "a tag" and actually solo over one for over 11 minutes on the piano. 1-6-2-5, 3-6-2-5, and other variations are such an integral part of the jazz vocabulary!
Using famous solos by Eddie Van Halen, Mark Knopfler, George Harrison, and Slash, we look at what it takes to actually "take a solo." What goes on behind the solo, what is in the mind of the performer - the chords, the form of the song, and the confines and freedoms that go into soloing.
How is your knowledge of the blues? Do you think you can recognize these obscure blueses - and can I fool you with a couple that aren't anywhere close to being blueses? We'll talk form, music theory, style, meter and have a bunch of fun while we play this game or sorts.
Ami G and F are like magic for some reason. Those chords tend to be some of the first that people discover when they start exploring the piano and they are the building blocks for some of the greatest songs ever written and of songs YET to be written!
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Let's look at this killer sixteenth note blues lick that I transcribed from Dizzy Gillespie and how I went about teaching myself to use it everywhere possible as I work on my jazz improv.
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