Singing the Richards and Leigh song that Frank Sinatra made famous, with a back up track from the iReal Pro app in my living room!
Even over just one chord, there are endless ideas to be played! Pick up the backing track here and play it in loop mode.
Transcribing GREAT solos, analyzing them and learning to apply key elements into your own soloing is the best way I know to improve your improvisational skills. I'd like to show you what I worked on with my student, Lucy in our last lesson and challenge you to transcribe, analyze, and GROW.
In 1973, The Carpenters recorded This Masquerade and released it on their "Now & Then" album. Richard Carpenter took a masterful solo, rich with bebop language and harmonic and scalular devices. Hang out and analyze this solo with me and let's discuss the genius of this duo.
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When we take a solo, where do our brains go? Are we strictly feeling what's about to come out, or are we calculating every move as we go? Discussing time feel, scale-based ideas, self-imposed limits, melodic skips and sequencing, I walk you through my own thought process to try and get to the bottom of this question, using "Just The Two Of Us" as for chord changes. See also: Funk Piano Tutorial: Just The Two Of Us