These exercises I found very challenging at first as I am not an improvisor by training. However I find that they make me listen carefully to the different notes and their relationship to the basic chord. I find increasingly that I benefit from playing with a drone, both these exercises and also when I practise scales, written or from memory. Thank you Nick for your very original ideas!
Hi Charles! Thanks for the review! Best , Jazz duets
so far, so good! i'm brand new to this concept so i'm still wrapping my head around it. i find it really exciting and the dinner party analogies are great! really wish there were some written examples to go along with this lesson. i'm really looking forward to purchasing more of these products. i find the teaching style very easy to understand and interesting enough to keep me from losing focus. Nice job!!!!
Hi Keith , Thanks for the review! This is a challenging but very rewarding concept. The important thing is to enjoy the process and allow these ideas to develop over time, step by step. Happy Practicing
Good descriptions but not had enough time to explore them and need definitive exercises
I wish I'd had this wonderful information 50 years ago. My playing life would have been very different. I am now beginning to articulate some music I've had inside me most of my life. Nick, you're a legend. What a gift. Thankyou.
Hi Russel Thanks for your review! Im glad that you are enjoying these exercises! Best! Jazz Duets.
The illusive sense of objectivity produced by consistent parallelism of triad pairs allows for almost any combination. I play these sets over D minor drone without transposing and it sounds very good as well. The usage of dinner party as a given platform to depict different characteristics of various pairs is quite brilliant even though I am not sure these images can be employed spontaneously by an individual improviser, but I do appreciate the creativity of your concept, it is really awesome. Now, how about coming up with another set of pairs for a major drone?
I loved the pdf . It is ilustrated with audio and brought “food” for criativity and imagination.
Very useful stuff, love all your videos!!! They really help make music, not just play around with theory!
The product is inspiring and educational. Excellent!
dear Nick, the material I bought is very good, but I would also like to thank you for your exraordinary channel and for the help that you give us. Your accurate, passionate, comptetent contribute is the best I have found in the web until now. the colors that you use in a modal way on this Cminor chord are really amazing. I dare to humbly suggest you to post some other material about modal music, the most played all over the world, and the less known. i would also like that you write down some of the patterns that you use for phrasing over that C minor, for all those guys like me that need to improve phantasy and inspiration. Ithink it would be very useful. I thank you with my heart for your work and help. Have a good life, Fabio
This is very good stuff. Exactly as expected. I bought it straight after watching the video. The background drone chords and pdf are all there, Clear and easy to use. It's the kind of reference material that you'll come back to over and again as you assimilate new sounds/colours. Well worth it for the price.
Nick was being particularly brilliant with this exercise. It is easy to fall into a harmony and use what is familiar to us (usually scales, a bebop pattern or whatever). Nick strips that away with this exercise and forces us to be musical story tellers (true improvisationist). Nick makes you slow down listen and it is a delight soaring with his story telling skills on the Soprano sax. I love this lesson. It is what I need. Thanks, hermano!
My experience is positive. When you take time to really isolate and pair triads, the outcome is truly interesting. It’s improving my improv skills in a unique way. I enjoy it.
I like the presenting style - obviously a lot of attention went into details that lend personality to the subject. I am, however, disappointed that there aren't written transcriptions of the performance examples. I find them invaluable in suggesting a direction to go.
Good stuff, thanks for your work
Very good material, easily accessible, well presented.