Connect with us

Italian

Jazz Improvisation With Andrea Fascetti: John Patitucci’s Giant Steps Solo

HI MY “BASS FRIENDS”!

THIS IS AN IMPORTANT STEP FOR BASS MUSICIAN MAGAZINE BECAUSE THE 4TH ANNIVERSARY IS HERE!!!!! SO THIS TIME I’VE PREPARED A SPECIAL LESSON!

A SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY REQUEST WITH A SPECIAL BASS PLAYER…… I’M TALKING ABOUT MR JOHN PATITUCCI!

I HAVE TO ADMIT THAT I’M VERY JEALOUS OF MY GREAT COLLEAGUES IN BASS MUSICIAN MAG, THAT DO SUCH A GREAT JOB WITH TRANSCRIPTIONS… SO I DECIDED TO DO A PATITUCCI SOLO THAT ALWAYS INTIMIDATED ME: GIANT STEPS!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE GIANT STEPS TRANSCRIPTION

I ALSO PUT A LITTLE VIDEO TOGETHER OF
MY RENDITION OF THIS GREAT SOLO…

I’LL GIVE YOU SOME SUGGESTIONS FOR PRACTICING IT:

YOU WILL NOTICE THAT I PUT ONLY A MINIMUM OF ARTICULATION. THIS IS PRIMARY. YOU HAVE TO FORCE YOURSELF TO COPY EXACTLY JOHN’S ARTICULATION BECAUSE JOHN IS NOT KIDDING! HE’S A MASTER OF JAZZ IMPROVISATION AND HAS A FANTASTIC ARTICULATION. HE PLAYS SOLOS LIKE AN HORN PLAYER.

PLEASE USE THIS TRANSCRIPTION ONLY AS A GUIDE. I SUGGEST THAT YOU TRANSCRIBE THE SOLO BY EAR AND THEN PLAY IT WITH THE RECORD UNTIL JOHN’S SOLO “DISAPPEARS”.

OBVIOUSLY THE SOLO IS DIFFICULT, SO START TRANSCRIBING LITTLE BY LITTLE AND BE PATIENT WITH YOURSELF.

INSTEAD, IF YOU DON’T HAVE TIME TO TRANSCRIBE THE SOLO (I DON’T PUT CHORDS IN THE TRANSCRIPTION BECAUSE  THE READER HAVE TO THINK ONLY TO NOTES….. OBVIOUSLY YOU CAN FIND GIANT STEPS CHORD EVERYWHERE AND YOU CAN MAKE AN HARMONIC ANALYSIS IN A SECOND TIME!!!), I SUGGEST  YOU PLAY THE SOLO ALONG WITH THE RECORD, TRYING TO PLAY EXACTLY LIKE JOHN DID, LIKE I MENTIONED BEFORE.

COPYING ARTICULATION OF GREAT PLAYERS AND PLAYING SOLOS IS ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO LEARN JAZZ MUSIC.

IF THE SOLO IS TOO FAST FOR YOU, NO PROBLEM… THERE ARE COUNTLESS COMPUTER TOOLS THAT HELP TO SLOW DOWN THE MUSIC.

OK… I HOPE YOU LIKE THIS LESSON. IN THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE WE’LL GO ON WITH REGULAR LESSONS.

CIAO

ANDREA

 

 

 

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in Italian

To Top
×
Subscribe to Bass Musician
Expect Cool Bass News