Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Spicing Up A Standard

Article from 1985 addressing harmonic concepts as applied to Stella By Starlight. Hard to imagine that I wrote this 30 years ago. The great thing about music is that I'm still working on these concepts. It never ends.

Spicing Up A Standard (Article)

Monday, March 9, 2015

Expanding Sound Posibilities

Practicing today on sound possibilities in executing a line over C-7 F7 Bb Maj7. Focusing on variations with pedaling, dampening, deadstrokes, ghost notes, accents and stickings. The first example is fairly dry with no pedal. There are a lot of possibilities in executing a simple line like this. Here is the line that I'm playing: 

II-7 V7 Imaj7 Line