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Coltrane "Meditation" exercise

The exercise proposed in this digital download is arguably THE most important  any serious musician can ever practice.

There are 2 reasons for this:

1) It immerses the ear and body in the sound of how each note feels against a root chord.

2) It trains us to be able to play a tune in any key, as once we know the number/melody relationship of a tune we can translate this to any key, (provided we know the numbers of each note of the scale in all the 12 keys of music)

Included in the download

  • A carefully prepared PDF which includes a meticulous bar by bar analysis of the 'Resolution' melody + with the melody/numbers written for Concert, Bb, Eb and Bass instruments.
  • 12 minor drones for you to practice/experience the exercises in 12 keys 
  • Pdf of 'Resolution' in 12 keys (treble and bass clef versions)
  •  Mp4  tutorial Video
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    03/16/2020
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    Nayland (.
    United States United States

    Coltrane Meditation Exercises

    Great experience. The drones in 12 keys is a very important feature for me. I am concentrating on subscribing this year and the drones are very good for my ear training. I am using virtual piano and drones since I don't have a keyboard. I can use a piano once a month for ear training exercises while on volunteer duty at the Arts Council due to slow visitations and phone calls.

    03/14/2020
    RG
    Robert G.
    United States United States

    Meditation

    I really love this. The meditation brings profound results in music and life. Thank you so much for revealing this!

    03/10/2020
    PA
    Paolo A.
    Italy Italy

    Supreme idea

    quite simple but a great idea! you learn to learn with it.

    03/10/2020
    BB
    Ben B.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Fascinating

    I have only just started work on this exercise and what starts out as seeming quite straightforward leads deeper and deeper in to new areas and insights. Great work. Thank you.

    03/07/2020
    LW
    laurent w.
    France France

    Excellent and great work, I

    Excellent and great work, I fall in Coltrane music At the end of the 60s, I started the sax with a soprano following my meeting with Steve Lacy in the early 80s. Your way of teaching music is the most perfect to date And above all there is no age to start, I am French, I am 70 years old and have two passion music and languages

    03/06/2020
    SC
    Stephen C.
    United States United States

    Excellent music resources

    Have yet to fully use all the materials purchased. However, it is wonderful to know I have them on hand and can’t wait to dive in. I consider all past purchases excellent resources that will greatly help me in expanding my musical voice and vocabulary.

    03/06/2020
    DB
    Denis B.
    France France

    good work complement

    facilites access to tedious exercises

    03/04/2020
    GI
    Gonzalo I. Gil
    Venezuela Venezuela

    Excellent Selection

    I loved it. I even began to play with it, and posted it on my audiomack acct as soon as he began to play, and explain the exercise. I have printed the pdf tab, and have yet to delve deeper so I am looking forward to it.

    03/02/2020
    AV
    Alexander v.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Meditating with JC

    I was given an exercise years ago by my then teacher, Steve Kaldestad. Establish a tonality then play each note of the related scale and consider where each note 'wants to go'. To take an obvious example, for me the 4th. wants to go to the tonic. It might be different for you, which doesn't matter as the important thing is to hear and understand the function of the note. This accords beautifully with your Meditation with Coltrane

    03/01/2020
    JF
    Jon F.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    A great exercise

    Very helpful - thanks

    02/29/2020
    A Jazzduetshop Customer
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    john .
    United States United States

    Coltrane Meditation

    Another great Coltrane exercise for this jam rock guitar player with poor reading skills. I like the analysis and once I get it under my fingers I look forward to the meditation aspect. Great (difficult but rewarding small steps) challenge for me as is the Coltrane Pentatonics.

    02/28/2020
    RV
    RICHARD V.
    United States United States

    Coltrane Meditation Exercises

    Coltrane's 'Resolution' is so amazing. Thank you for providing these exercises. They are great to learn and understand this truly awesome and inspiring music.

    02/28/2020
    GD
    guerino d.
    Italy Italy

    I can spend hours and hours in this flow...

    A minute after the download I was already holding my sax and starting practicing….and then I found myself in an other space. Thanks !!! P.S: Ok I will also learn Resolution :)

    02/28/2020
    JM
    james m.
    United States United States

    Meditation Exercise

    I just bought the cd so I can listen to it and begin this study it will be a great learning tool

    02/28/2020
    JM
    jean-pierre m.
    Canada Canada

    Coltrane Meditation Exercices

    As usual, great stuff. To my knowledge, Nick is one of the rare jazz teachers on the Web to focus on ear training with such simplicity, i.e. with such depth and richness and meaning. Thank you as always!

    02/28/2020
    EM
    Elliott M.
    United States United States

    Great stuff for practicing musicians, even duffers like me

    I first bought Nick's "10 Chords Progressions" and some other pdf's which have been very helpful in understanding how chords work together. HIs Coltrane "Meditation" is a bit more advanced, but I look forward to trying it. Keep up the good work, Nick!

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