This iconic Jazz tune by Herbie Hancock that features suspended chordshas a wonderful chordprogression on which to practice a variety of triad pairs.
The PDF contains the carefully crafted lines demonstrated in the Youtube video that feature the triad pairs in different groupings of 3, 4, 5 and 6 notes bring out the sound of each chord. The expansive lines of the triad pairs produce a modern, open sound. The exercises challenge the technique as the whole range of the instrument is employed.
The Download contains:
- 3 x MP4play alongs, each at different tempos : Slow, Medium and Regular.
- The PDF sheet music exercises for Concert, Bb and Eb instruments, very carefully prepared for ease of comprehension and to inspire.
Please note, the Eb part has been specially adapted to make use of the full range
Little Wing/Gil Evans inspired Play Along/lead sheet
In the video that supports this tutorial I urge anyone to transcribe and make their own play alongs. However I have included the backing track of this Jazz version of Little Wing by Hendrix for anyone who would like to practice the Gil Evans like lines I played in the Youtube video presentation. Apart from being enjoyable the lines provide 16th note reading material for student hungry for such things!
The Files included in the download are:
- the MP3 backing track
- the 4 chorus Lead sheet PDF of Little Wing for Concert, Bb and Eb instruments
As Michael Becker said "I like to be able to play things in every key"
and we at Jazz Duets concur with him 100%!
The Beverly Hills theme is a superb workout tune to practice in 12 keys as all the notes are diatonic to A natural minor. The melody returns again and again to the root note as it ascends through the scale making is a superb interval study.
This catchy melody also features the flat 7th and the flat 6th to great effect.
The PDF includes:
- the Bar by Bar analysis of the tune that will aid you to understand the intervals