November 22, 2016
Tips for getting the most out of your transcriptions.
December 21, 2015
Using traditional tertian structures inside the diminished scale to bring out melodies that are asymmetrical for less predictable diminished scale melodies.
September 24, 2015
Original solo on the chord progression to "Take the A Train," using only arpeggios, passing tones, and neighbor notes.
June 2, 2015
Forman's three choruses on "I'm an Old Cowhand" clearly demonstrate his impeccable time, melodic sense, and great linear playing.
May 21, 2015
A seven measure line full of great bebop devices delived with a strong sense of swing.
May 8, 2015
Rodes' solo contains pentatonic licks, the G whole tone scale, and bebop-inspired chord running
May 1, 2015
Jim Hall's playing in the group demonstrates his ability of function as a replacement for piano as well as second horn, switching between chordal comping and single note counterlines.
April 4, 2015
The goal of this lesson is to demonstrate melodic eighth note lines that outline the ii–V–I progression without using any notes outside of the key.
April 2, 2015
Bags meets Wes
A great two chorus solo from Wes Montgomery on a down-tempo blues in Db.
July 4, 2014
This lesson demonstrates melodic ideas that outline a ii–V a tritone away from the underlying harmonic progression.