In this third episode, my son, Louis helps me show how to find the third or the "mi" to start recognizing where to begin making up your own harmony. Try to put yourself in his spot and predict the notes he sings before he sings them...and then we leave room for you at the end for you to sing a note on your own, in three part harmony with us!
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If you've ever wondered how to get away from sheet music, and play by ear, this is the spot for you! Get away from that written music. It's holding you back! There's a whole world of melodies and harmonies for you discover, and they are already IN YOUR HEAD! Learn how to transfer them to your fingers.
Here's a Bebop exercise over the changes of "There Will Never Be Another You" for all musicians... to enhance your creativity and build your Bebop Box of Tools by imposing a "limit," you lengthen your creativity! Enjoy and share please!
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This is what I think about scales. What are they good for? When should you use them? Which ones should you use? My philosophy about these questions and how I teach my students to learn and use scales. See also How to practice major scales.
Bill Evans was so creative in the way he chose voicings for chords. Let's take a close look at some of my favorite chord voicings from his playing and learn how we can improve our playing!
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Using Mr. Tyner's playing from "My Favorite Things," this video looks at what a tempered, patient, calculated player he can be, and at the same time invent timeless melodies and demonstrate amazing technical prowess. I hope this video makes you an even bigger fan than you already were!
This PDF is ONLY page 6 of the transcription. Not the entirety.
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All The Things You Are: Jazz Improvisation Lesson - For instrumentalists and singers: A very detailed look at the first 8 bars of the popular standard. Discussion includes a very melodic and "ears" approach, modes to use, chord tones to aim for, bebop lines and how to create them, and rhythmic placement of lines to add an element of surprise to your solo.
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