2-5-1’s Part 4

The 2-5-1, possibly the most common harmonic device in all of jazz harmony. I this course we deconstruct and demystify the process of increasing your ability to improvise over it!

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2-5-1’s Part 3

The 2-5-1, possibly the most common harmonic device in all of jazz harmony. I this course we deconstruct and demystify the process of increasing your ability to improvise over it!

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Looking at the Details

So what started out as a lesson about where to find ideas for building vocabulary, this lesson ended up being about the small details within phrasing that can take you to the next level in terms of your ability to be in total creative control with your playing.

I take a three note phrase, and then break it up into tiny pieces (YES that’s totally possible!) and give you a bunch of phrasing options that I think are going to take your playing to the next level!

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Communication – Practicing with another musician

Jamming with other musicians is something that’s been at the forefront of my musical development. And from time to time I get to hang out with close friends who are also incredible musicians and swap ideas. I was down in Texas with my good friend Justin Vasquez working on a project and we decided to shed a little at the house one day. I rolled tape so you get a look inside that process. We’re trading back and forth over a groove I have in the looper, and playing off each others phrasing and ideas.

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Phrasing – Michael Brecker

To me Michael Brecker was one of the true masters of phrasing and time. In this lesson I take a look at a specific phrase from Mike’s solo on “Bye George” from the album “Two Blocks from the Edge”, and work on ways of taking a single phrase out of a transcription and working it into your playing.

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