what shall i practice? in this lesson i start talking about my own practice routine, the exercises i use and much more...
What does it mean when your two hands really work in sync? And how does it relate to playing legato in high tempos?
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This is the perfect warm-up exercise for your daily practice routine. It´ll help you listen to what you are playing. An at the same time the exercise shows you the way from practicing quantitiy to practicing quality.
In this weeks episode we´ll take a closer look at the space you are practicing in. Five short tips will help you make the most of your practicing time
Give it a shot and put a chord under every note of the melody of „no surprises" . And why you should do the work even if it´s not always fun!
Split yourself into two halfs and discover new possibilities for playing a melody and chords.
Don´t know what I´m talking about? Then this video is for you!
In this video I talk a lot about chords, having a many options as possible for each sound will give you the freedom to choose.
This week I start a new series. How can you arrange a pop song for a jazz trio .We´ll start with the basic ingredients, melody and chords.Warning! I´m going to sing in this video ;) You´ll find an overview of all lessons at my website, including free downloads and much more.
The random cycle helps you practice chord voicings in an efficient way.You´ll learn the notes on the fretboard and at the same time you´ll practice a new chord. Plus this exercise could be a starting point to write your own compositions.
Sus 4 is an open sounding chord that can be used to replace a dominant seventh chord. In this video I explain three different ways for generating sus chords.
In this week´s episode I talk about two books and one CD. I reveal my recent sources of inspiration and hope they will do you some good aswell.
Let´s have a look at the line Wes Montgomery ist starting his second solo chorus with. And last but not least I´m playing the solo in the original tempo.
In this episode I´ll talk some more about chromatically descending II - V´s. To spice things up you could use the II V´s on this tunes: „You stepped out of a dream", „It could happen to you" and „Woody and You".
I´ll talk about chromatically descending II - V´s, the hidden circle of fifth and some ideas on harmonizing melodys. And last but not least I´m playing the solo halfnote= 100.
Join me in my journey to the originaltempo of Wes Montgomerys Solo. I´ll play the solo 10 bpm faster every week until I reach the tempo of halfnotes 120 bpm.
In this lesson I´ll play Wes Montgomerys Solo at half-notes 80. And in the following lesson I will play it 10 bpm faster until I reach the original tempo of halfnotes=125.
Plus I´m going to have a closer look at the material Wes is using in his solo. What is he doing and how can I learn from it?
In this episode I´ll explain a system for learning new songs by heart and making sure to never forget them again. The system is derived from the german „lernkartei" which was developed by Sebastian Leitner.
This is the last part of my series on how to practice scales. Today I´m going to talk about sequences and the "Palette Chart" a system that Jon Damian showed me many years ago.
This is part two of a three part series on how to practice scales.I´ll talk about the importance of practicing your scales in four bar units and demonstrate some of the exercises I invented.