Here are a few random thoughts on transcribing and ways to get the most out of your transcriptions. The process starts when you can hear and play the line but then you should spend most of the time learning how to develop it and use it in every way you can.
Just sharing what I was trying to jam on today. I’m checking out 4 Bars of the Wayne Shorter tune ‘Night Dreamer’ and looking into ways of playing over slash chords. In this tune we have 2 bars of B-7/E followed by 2 bars of C-7/F
Here I look at ways to improve your time feel when playing swing and ways to practice arpeggios while working on common rhythmic subdivisions. I then let you into how I practice these ideas as well as all the ideas I have spoken about in my videos by playing through the A Section of the [...]
Here we look at ways to solo over two unrelated chords and different ways of creating phrases that develop and progress through the chords in a constantly evolving and logical way.
Here I discuss applying chords to grooves as well as some thoughts on a chordal approach when soloing.
When I first started transcribing and getting into playing Standards I bought the Omnibook. Its a reccomendation that so many teachers/musicians tell you to check out. The book is a collection of solos and melodies from Charlie Parker’s compositions. The book is quite a piece of work. To have transcribed all those amazing solos is [...]
In this Lesson we focus on the A section of Rhythm Changes and look at ways of outlining the changes. In part 1 and 2 of the video lesson we work on practice methods that enable us to solo over the first 2 bars: ||Bb G7 | Cmin7 F7 || or ||BbMaj7 G7alt | Cmin7 [...]
These video lessons focus on the Minor 2 5 1. Here we are looking at E half diminished – A7b9 – D Minor 7
The first question in the Ask Greg Anything Section comes from Vian. Hey Greg I’m trying to train my ears to recognize root movements because it’s often hard for me to know where I am in a tune if I’m not counting all the time. I know bassists are especially good at this so please [...]