How to go about transcribing *chordal playing* from jazz recordings?!
I know, it's much harder than to transcribe single-note jazz. In this video, we'll discuss how to proceed to get the most out of recordings by such greats as Ed Bickert, Lenny Breau and the likes... Enjoy!
Key points :
-Start with tracks without a sax or trumpet!
-If you can, start with a duo recording! (guitar / bass)
-Use a slow down softare such as Song Surgeon... (astounding features)
-Explore different string sets for "hard spots"
-If too hard : get just the rhythm at first (and come back later)
-You don't have to write down on staff paper...
-Keep going! Take you time and don't get discouraged!
Triads are the most basic 3-note chords in music. Jazz musicians use them all the time whether it'd be in comping chords or by outline upper structure triads in improvisation, jazzers
In this video, I'll show you a simple method to learn to apply triads (and INVERSIONS) on the guitar fretboard. We will proceed by string sets, making the task less daunting by isolating components to be memorized.
All of this video is using only the C major scale. In the future, it would be a nice idea to learn all of this in different and other scales (including melodic and harmonic minor). Also check out "spread voicings" for different sounds...
This is a sequel to my "Triads by String Sets" video. You'll learn how to play triads in different diatonic cycles by maintaining optimal voice leading. It means that each note within the current chord moves *the least* amount possible to the next chord.
We'll still proceed by string sets and *yes*, unfortunately, still only playing with triads. (-:
I'll be demonstrating a little bit of 7th chords towards the end. It's advisable to learn how to voicelead through progressions you know well, such as the IIm7-V7-I chords (wink, wink!)
All of this video is using only the C major scale. Once again, you'll have to apply the concepts in different keys, in different scales and I'd be a good idea to check out how voiceleading applies to spread triads.