Michael Brecker inspired expansion warmup/practice exercises
Unexpectedly the other day I came across a very short video snippet of Michael Brecker warming up which inspired this video
Street Life Saxophone solo analysis
Analysis of the Titanic Muscular Wilton Felder Saxophone solo on the Crusaders 'Street Life Analysis, play along + exercises available
Summertime Trumpet Duet (Advanced)
This duet was written whilst I was exiled (self imposed- long story!) in La Rioja, Northern Argentina. I wrote it , recorded it, tried to improved it . I rinsed and repeated this cycle. Hope you enjoy the wonderful young Sergio Wagner's interpretation.
The 'Blues 'Arpeggio - exercises + tutorial
For the student of improvisation the minor / major 3rd sound dichotomy is essential to know and love as it is arguably the most fundamental sound of Jazz and Blues. There is no arpeggio that is taught academically that contains both Major + Minor, that is until now. The BLUES ARPEGGIO offers a solution to this massive hole in music education.
12 'Killing' Studies on a minor 7th vamp
These new specially crafted exercises packed with innovative lines are designed to challenge and inspire you, whilst challenging your technique and developing your ear!
Approaching every note of the Major scale exercises/all instruments
Approach Notes train you to add coherent, cool, jazzy chromatic notes in to your lines These specially crafted exercises familiarize the ear and fingers with the most logical and coherent chromatic approaches to the major scale preparing the player with the resources to fuse this powerful improvisational system on to whatever musical material, wether it be licks, scales, tunes etc
Michael Brecker Major on Minor Tutorial | Analysis + exercises
How did Mike Brecker play the Major 3rd on the minor? In todays video we look at how the maestro used this sound to such devastating effect. As well, ways to be able to incorporate/practice this sound are suggested
Introduction to chromatically approaching triads - tutorial+ guitar tab
Welcome to this introductory tutorial where we will look at chromatically approaching triads. This powerful improvisational system will enable you to incorporate coherent , jazzy chromatic notes in to what ever material-, such as scales, arpeggios, melodies. It can be applied in an infinite number of ways. The only limit isn the imagination
Soul Scale Exercises for Improvisation
These exercises have been designed to help the assimilation of the essential 'exotic' notes that top Jazz and Blues players use seamlessly to express themselves. The Soul Scales are unique as they contain both Major and Minor 3rds - the Ying Yang of Music!
These exercises will help train you to play and hear these fundamental sounds of Jazz and Blues
Approach Note Exercises Bundle
The Approach Note Exercises bundle is the first product of its kind, that offers step by step exercises that train you to add coherent, cool, jazzy chromatic notes to your lines (the ones pros use!)
The Approach Note technique outlined here is such a tremendous system as it can be applied in an infinite number of ways. The only limit after having studied the system will be your imagination!