Awesome!! Very clear and direct answers to the important points! I'm impressed with almost all Sheryl just said but this statement just knocked me out: "Devotion to getting locked to the beat!!!".
Thanks Mike and Sheryl!!
Another home run! Tom’s classes are the best. The course description will give you a good of idea of what to expect. What it doesn’t convey is what a great instructor Tom is. His way of presenting the material is great. He makes things easy to understand and incorporate in your own playing. I own quite a few of his videos and have been very happy with all of them. His videos are destine to become classics! Highly recommended!!
Another home run! Tom's classes are the best. The course description will give you a good of idea of what to expect. What it doesn't convey is what a great instructor Tom is. His way of presenting the material is great. He makes things easy to understand and incorporate in your own playing. I own quite a few of his videos and have been very happy with all of them. His videos are destine to become classics! Highly recommended!!
Just as an aside, staring at one of Steve’s big 5 note voicings (example one again, the C7 ALT), the last three notes form a quatral voicing (note, P4, P4) but also represent the #9, #5 AND b9.
So therefore, any three note quatral voicing represents the juicy ALT sounds of a dominant.
Those are the kind of mental connections I try to make when working with this stuff. Nor just practicing by rote, but seeing what else I can find.
The guitarist Sid Jacobs one said you can go on any page of Bach’s partitas for solo violin or Charlie Parkers omnibook and take a few measures and spend an entire lifetime learning and working with them. So many diamonds are there to be found on every page .
I would never compare anybody to Bach or Bird, But Steve’s material as the same sort of quality: you can take a few measurements and you think about it and it can give you a whole bunch of material for entire lifetime . That’s the hallmark of a really good teacher and good instruction .
Fantastic class, covering material I have never seen anywhere else either on the Web or in in-person lessons. Steve is a master of so many styles, but his knowledge of the history of jazz really comes through in this one.
This is a really good look into drop 2's and how to use them and from there starting down the road to learning chord tones and extensions. First how to develop your own voicing's from the basic drop 2's and then how they relate to songs. As a study really good for your ear and your knowledge of the fret board and harmony. Then as an added bonus Sheryl goes into diminished chord families and how to use them...very cool. Some really interesting and useful sounds. I've watched this class 7 or 8 times and I always come away inspired to go deeper into my chords. Thx
A must!! This lesson will open doors if you're struggling with ii V I's and jazz vocabulary.5
It'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?
I 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.
Once 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.