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The John Coltrane pentatonic exercises and applications

Posted by Christoph Dahn on

The John Coltrane pentatonic exercises and applications

Listening to John Coltrane's incredibly lyrical solo on "Wise One" from his deeply spiritual crescent album, I came across a group of notes that intrigued me, that I transcribed so that I could start playing around and experimenting with. In this video, I wish to share my discoveries, and hope that this may inspire you to do the same. PDF+ Mp3 here: https://jazzduets.com/collections/exe...

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Essential Ear Training system - part 1- melody chord relationships

Posted by nicholas homes on

Essential Ear Training system - part 1- melody chord relationships

This Ear Training System is about getting to know/becoming friends with each note of the major scale - how each one is unique in its relation to the tonic or root chord. To facilitate this process each degree is associated with well known tunes by Queen, Bach, Mozart, The Beatles, The Police, Beethoven, Hoagy Carmichael and many others! In the video I talk about 'musical gravity' and the harmonic series and give tests and suggest ways to practice, strengthen this the essential Skill that is of paramount importance for the musician. 1:40 the root 2:15 the sixth 3:10 Musical Gravity...

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Exercises on Natural, Dorian, Melodic and Harmonic minors - all instruments

Posted by nicholas homes on

Exercises on Natural, Dorian, Melodic and Harmonic minors - all instruments
The full title of this video is- "Linear exercises highlighting the colours of the Natural, Dorian, Melodic, Harmonic and Neapolitan Minor for all instruments 

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