After chatting with a couple of you we have decided to do Misty as our december challenge. For those interested there is a version in ''the vault''. Once again thank you to those who posted ''blue bossa'' and it's never too late to post one of our challenges... the deadline is just to push us a little.
Hey guys -- the Quickstart lessons are *live* on Skool here: https://www.skool.com/jazz-guitar-fellowship/classroom/dd957b5c?md=b5f3aa12518c481398acae1030d7c1be Please watch the trainings, take notes, and get ready to have amazing results in your playing! Once your done, please leave a comment below to consider this "Action as Complete" 🎸
Haven't seen much singing posts, but this time i share this song that is constantly in my set. The backing track its based and in the tonality of the original version by Celso Piña, kind of a bolero, with the intro melody, originally played by a trombone, and some guitar ideas taken from another version by Enrique Bunbury. It's a beautiful lyric with a even more beautiful harmony and i enjoy a lot playing it. Tell me what you think!... not about the bad singing, that i already know XD If somebody wants it, i can share the backing track recorded myself, playing all the instruments besides the percussion loop which is extracted from the Beat Buddy's library.
For my Autumn Leaves video I got a couple comments about sounding melodic; I’ll take those compliments all day long! Now I’m working on the Blue Monk October challenge and still working on targeting the thirds as I’m an ‘in betweener’ and following Marc’s process (which is awesome btw!). What I’m finding is targeting the 3rd’s of Autumn Leaves lends itself nicely to playing melodically but doing so with Blue Monk, or a jazz blues, not so much! It is very challenging for me but I’m making progress and looking forward to submitting a video!
Greetings to all this great group, it is my first participation and I am a little overwhelmed with so much information. For the moment I'm going to walk a little bit through the options and tabs. Many thanks to Marc André and all the team.
Hi. I’m Jo from Paris.I have been playing jazz guitar for many years , mainly Django style ,but I am struggling to find a process for practicing and improve my way of improvising on the Chords road map of a song. Looking forward to exploring this community.
Taking a cue from Marc’s recent post on the uses of melodic minor scales I wrote out some exercises that may be of use. Since the scales are imposed over the ii V i progression in Cminor, the exercises are applicable to the corresponding sections in “Blue Bossa”. I’ll post an audio file applying them. In the first five exercises the F minor melodic scale starts on different scale degrees and in each case connects seamlessly with the Ab minor melodic scale resolving to the Cminor. Rather than thinking of the starting notes as elements of the F minor melodic scale I think that it’s more useful to identify them as chord tones of the Dmi7b5. For example, in exercise 1 the first note is F, which is the root of the F minor melodic scale. But I think of it as the 3rd of the Dmi7 b5. The same goes for the starting notes of the Ab minor melodic scale in the second measure of the first 5 exercises. I’ve attached the PDF and the corresponding audio file generated by Finale. In some cases it sounds clunky and lacking in musical expression. I also added a backing bass track for "Blue Bossa" for practice. I’ll play these lines in “Blue Bossa” in a subsequent post.
I've been trying to bump up the tempo a bit on these tunes. Here is some comping and off the cuff improv of Charlie Parker's tune. My previous phone went AWOL on a mountain bike ride. Here I'm testing out my new phone plugged into my audio interface. There seems to be a bit of lag, but the sound doesn't seem too bad. https://youtu.be/tLJQ5NooTu8?si=EpFcYdXf2ykGF9Sz
Here is my quick take "challenge" on Blue Bossa. I had learned this tune before but, frankly, was a bit iffy on the chord changes and keys, etc. So, my challenge here was to solidify the harmony in my mind. I also wanted to practice the kind of soloing that leaves space between phrases and does not sound too busy. Feedback welcome. And, of course, apologies for the ocassional hiccups.
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❗❗ NEW LESSON ❗❗ Comping, in short for accompanying, is a crucial aspect of jazz guitar playing. As a jazz guitar player, you provide harmony and support by comping with the correct voicings, and timing. In this crash course, @Coach Marc-Andre Seguin shows 4-note chord voicings in each chord family to get you started with your jazz guitar comping. Check it out here :)
Thanksgiving is over for the US folk, which usually means its time to start thinking about Christmas. Tonight I was playing around with this idea a bit. https://youtu.be/K_BmXQ8ZQn0?si=69mRFkoTADo_B6re
It's not perfect but this is a picture if where i'm at today. I'm really happy i'm starting to get the comping for myself thing. Still lots of work to do but i'm getting the idea. https://youtu.be/oMOy2FvnOyg?si=41KUltj_CZlQ-1a0
I am a bass player from Belgrade, a self-taught musician trying to figure out basic stuff about jazz. For a while I used to play guitar too, but I decided to switch back to basss eventually. I like classic jazz, stuff such as Montgomery, Burell and Green, but also the artists like Scofield and Metheney.
Sono Paolo, vivo in Italia a Perugia. Sono un appassionato di jazz con la velleità di imparare a suonare decentemente la chitarra e proprio nello stile che prediligo: jazz e fusion. Le mie capacità tecniche seguono da vicino le mie conoscenze di teoria della musica: sono incredibilmente scarso in ambedue. Cercherò di metterci tempo e passione, per il resto spero vivamente nell'aiuto di tutti voi.