This class on “Giant Steps” provides a comprehensive study into this elusive jazz classic by John Coltrane.
With unique clarity, Jay moves through this master class at a relaxed pace giving ample time to grasp each concept.
For example, understanding the intervallic structure of the melody allows one to create on the fly with confidence. In the solo section, Jay demonstrates his key to unlocking the Coltrane Matrix, often talking in artistic terms such as primary colors and impressionism.
Many jazz tips are thrown into the mix throughout this master class making this a great learning opportunity. For example, if you learn one tune really well, you will advance your musicianship to another level and take that expertise and expectation to every tune you play.
No longer will you tremble when someone calls Giant Steps on a gig. You’ll simply nod your head and say, no problem!
- General Form
- Melody Considerations
- Walking Bass
- Comping Options
- Chord Melody
- Soloing Approach
- 9 pages of written materials in standard notation and in TAB