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JAZZ IMPROVISATION WITH ANDREA FASCETTI – BEBOP LESSON 2

JAZZ IMPROVISATION WITH ANDREA FASCETTI – BEBOP LESSON 2…

HI MY “BASS” FRIENDS!

IN THE LAST LESSON WE TALKED ABOUT BEBOP. THIS COOL STYLE IS VERY IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT IS THE BASIS OF MODERN IMPROVISATION; IF YOU UNDERSTAND THE LANGUAGE OF BEBOP YOU WILL EASILY UNDERSTAND ALL THE NEW TECHNIQUES ABOUT IMPROVISATION.

WHEN IT COMES TO BEBOP, I STRONGLY URGE YOU TO LISTEN TO RECORDS OF CHARLIE PARKER, BUD POWELL AND DIZZY GILLESPIE FOR A BETTER COMPREHENSION OF THIS LANGUAGE.

REMEMBER THAT ALL GREAT MUSICIANS, KNOW VERY WELL THE BEBOP STYLE, EVEN IF THEY ARE NOT USING IT. AS I SAID IN PREVIOUS LESSONS, IT’S NOT IMPORTANT IF YOU PLAY JAZZ OR NOT… WE USE JAZZ AS A SOUCE OF BEAUTIFUL IDEAS FOR CREATING OUR PERSONAL STYLE OF IMPROVISATION.

OK, IT’S TIME FOR THE USUAL HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT:

1) RETURN TO DONNALEE (LAST LESSON WE PLAY FIRST 4 BARS). PLAY FROM BAR 5 TO BAR 8. PLAY IT VERY SLOWLY AND SING THE NOTES ALONG WITH YOUR BASS, THEN TRY TO TRANSPOSE IT TO OTHER KEYS.

2) TRY TO IMITATE THE BEBOP STYLE AND WRITE A SHORT MUSICAL PHRASE USING THE NOTES YOU FOUND IN THIS SONG.

2) TRY TO ANALYZE THE NOTES (I5TH OF THE CHORD, OR A THIRD? ETC.)

3) DO A SUPER BIG REVIEW OF LESSONS ABOUT HALF DIMINISHED CHORDS, DIMINISHED CHORDS AND MINOR MAJ7TH CHORDS!

DON’T WORRY, IN THE NEXT LESSONS I WILL TALK TO YOU ABOUT THE NOTES YOU FOUND IN THIS MUSIC AND THE TECNIQUES BOPPERS USE TO PLAY.

GOOD LUCK AND HAVE A GOOD PRACTICE TIME!

ANDREA

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