- Bebop Flow Part 2: Combining Families for Altered II V’s
A must!! This lesson will open doors if you're struggling with ii V I's and jazz vocabulary. 5It's a systematic way to navigate through changes that are the backbone of most jazz standards. At first glance, it seems complicated, but upon reflection it's quite easy to grasp I look forward to future lessons with SB. BTW, at @ 4:30 - 4:31 of the video, Sheryl contorts her fingers in a way that's impossible for me to do. Anyone notice this?
proceso paligutanBebop Flow Part 2: Combining Families for Altered II V’s
Excellent class! 5I love the concepts and how Sheryl delivers the info...so upbeat! I hope she continues to put classes up. She mentions about 10 possible classes which all would be great! The fam of four is a very simple concept with far reaching possibilities. How it all relates to altered chords is great too! Once you develop your language you can recycle it over altered chords...Very Cool! Really fun to play.
George ColeBebop Flow Part 2: Combining Families for Altered II V’s
5Once again, Sheryl has knocked it out of the park with this wonderful lesson. I'm been amazed by her fluency in the bebop language for quite a while now, and this class provides further insight into developing flowing lines through the changes. Thanks to Sheryl for this great learning experience. Best regards, Scot Gormley
SCOT GORMLEYExploring Original Creations [Non-Diatonic]
Exploring Original Creations.....WOW!! 5I have followed John Stowell for quite a few years, been lucky enough to hear him live and play with him, and he is one of the most creative, original, supportive, and enthusiastic musicians anywhere. This class shows what a masterful creator and teacher he is. Beautifully organized, clearly taught, and thoroughly original approaches to the music of today and tomorrow. Highly, highly recommended. (say Hey to Lou for me)
James S.Exploring Original Creations [Non-Diatonic]
A non-diatonic composition course - finally! 5I've been waiting for a course exactly like this - thanks John. The main thing I like about the course is there are lots of short examples of different compositional offerings. John's offerings are cliche-free and he offers loads of approaches that are helping me with my own efforts. Very highly recommended.
Michael BryantBlues: A Modern Jazz Guitar Approach – Part I
Starts with the basics and gets intense 5Tom is a really thoughtful teacher. He paces the course to make sure you have the basics in place - which of course you need to know - before moving on to more advanced material. This isn't just a one-off youtube lesson with a guy showing you a few licks and tricks. This is the real deal and the material is rooted in the playing of the jazz masters. I especially enjoyed the section on outlining chords while retaining the basic sound of the blues. From there Tom takes you into chord scales and substitutions, melodic minor and diminished scale applications, modal concepts ala McCoy Tyner, and then into poly-rhythms, and suspended chordal ideas. Cool stuff. There's a lot here that could keep you busy for a very long time. Even if you absorb just a part of this lesson, with practice it will help you become a better player.
Mark RattnerMelodic Minor Complete – Part I: Theory
Melodic Minor Complete - Part 1 5Excellent. I especially appreciate Tom's urging to not get complacent with the introduction, but to continue to explore all that this fascinating scale has to offer.
Dane ClarkeJazz Guitar Finger-Style Technique
Great course, looking forward to a follow up course 5This was a great course and having Tom answer my questions so quickly was the icing on the cake. With that said, I would love to see a video of Tom doing some "real world" playing and then breaking down what he is doing. Perhaps a video just playing 4-5 bebop heads with solos? If the music/fingerings were included it would be a "must buy" course. This course really got me off the ground using my fingers.
Abe AlamThe Half Diminished Sound
Great Course 5This is an excellent course which is systematically organised. The price is cheap compared to the information contained within. The most useful part for me was when certain colour tones can be added/replaced to the exisiting half-diminished chord to give a beautiful sound. This course is certainly one to have in your arsenal.
ali baqarBeautiful Love
Thanks for all your help and advice with showing us a pathway through this beautiful tune. 5Randy presents an easily playable, but harmonically challenging arrangement of Beautiful Love. Throughout the lesson he demonstrates a variety of Harmonic Textures by restructuring the original underlying harmony of the song. This was a big help in making several of the passages very playable on the guitar. What's really great, is that Randy provides a methodology for analyzing the content, he breaks down his solo into logical, 8-bar sections, then specifically addresses what takes place over each chord. His method is instantly transferrable to other tunes. Randy, presents the jazz improviser with new avenues of expression via traditional forms of this standard tune. The power and depth of his compositions (chord melody) has been an inspiration to me both as an improviser and a guitarist. An added benefit is this tune, it introduced me to artist that I haven't spent that much time with: Anita O'Day, Hank Jones and Kenny Barron. Plus musicians that I know very well - played great renditions of this tune: Kenny Burrell, Joe Pass, Bill Evans, etc.. I hope everyone will give Beautiful Love a try, you will not regret it.