Thursday, April 28, 2011

Harmonic Practices

Guys, here's an article on various harmonic devices that can be applied in improvisation. Feel free to let me know if there are any questions or if something is not clear. Happy Easter! Ed

Harmonic Practices

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Chord Melody - You Are Too Beautiful

Hello fellow vibists, here's a chord melody solo to the standard You Are Too Beautiful. Some of the voicings are pretty standard while some are a little more adventurous. For the most part, I stayed with the standard changes with a little reharm here and there. Let me know if you have any questions. Ed

Here is the score:
Chord Melody on "You Are Too Beautiful"

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Four Note Groupings On Rhythm Changes

Think of Four Note Groupings as an improv technique that can generate interesting lines which sound rich colorful notes over the underlying harmony. I just heard a Kenny Kirkland solo yesterday and it was burning. He was using a lot of four note groupings among other things.  


(Click on the link below to visualize the solo and comments)