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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2-5-1’s Part 1

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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Steve Grossman Transcription Zulu Stomp – part 1

When it comes to playing outside the changes one of my favorite guys is Steve Grossman. A legend in his own right with an incredibly unique sound and approach to music, I’ve been transcribing him for years. This cut is from the Some Shapes to Come album, and features Gene Perla on Bass, Don Alias on drums, and Jan Hammer on keys.

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Vocabulary – Holdsworth Diminished Sound

I was listening to some Alan Holdsworth recently, I think it might have been the song Tokyo Dream, but it was definitely something around that era. I got hooked on some diminished sounds that Alan was using, and decided it was time to stop putting off learning about because it’s technically difficult, and find a solution to the problem! so here it is, a look inside my process for not only transcribing a specific piece of music, but also for tackling things that I can’t execute right away.

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