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.

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