Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Modern Jazz Line Demonstration
By request, here is Modern Jazz Line #11 played at goal tempo. I
could should have played this with a metronome and you should too! It can take me anywhere from 48 hours to a week to begin to feel comfortable with a new line. For YouTube purposes, I try to write lines based around a jazz concept. For example, the ii-V-I or the Tri-Tone substitution. However, when at home or teaching a student I try to write a line that is just out of reach of my (or the students) technical ability. I learned this from watching Kenny Werner's Effortless Mastery DVD and have found it to be an extremely rewarding practice technique.