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Jazz Improvisation with Andrea Fascetti: Chromatic Approaches Part 9

Andrea-Fascetti-article-pictireHI MY “BASS FRIENDS” AND COLLEAGUES!

I’M VERY HAPPY TO BE HERE AGAIN. BASS MUSICIAN MAGAZINE IS REALLY FANTASTIC!

HOW ARE YOU? I HOPE ALL IS WELL WITH YOU, BECAUSE TODAY, AFTER A SHORT STOP, WE RESTART WIT THE TECHNIQUE CALLED CHROMATIC APPROACHES, THAT I LEARNED FROM MY FRIEND AND MENTOR CHARLIE BANACOS, WHO PASSED AWAY IN NOVEMBER 2009. IF YOU DON’T KNOW HIM,PLEASE CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO FROM MIKE STERN (www.youtube.com/watch?v=zx8EuL4_vtY)

I WOULD LIKE TO REMIND YOU THAT THIS IS A COURSE ABOUT IMPROVISATION, AND SOMETIMES WE HAVE SOME STOPS TO TALK ABOUT OTHER HINGS LIKE EAR TRAINING OR DAILY SCHEDULES, THAT ARE PRIMARY FOR A COMPLETE UNDERSTANDING OF THE COURSE. I TALK ABOUT JAZZ IMPROVISATION BECAUSE IN JAZZ MUSIC YOU FIND ALL OF THE TECHNIQUES THAT ALL GREAT BASS IMPROVISERS ARE USING. OBVIOUSLY AFTER YOU HAVE LEARNED ALL THE TECHNIQUES, YOU CAN PLAY THE KIND OF MUSIC YOU PREFER.

DURING OUR LAST LESSON WE WORKED OVER SUS CHORDS… CONSIDERING THAT THE LAST THREE CHORDS WE STUDIED (DIMINISHED, MINOR WITH May7th AND SUS 4 CHORDS)  ARE VERY DIFFICULT, WE NEED TO PUT THIS LINES IN ACTION LIKE WE DID  WITH THE FIRST 4 CHORDS OF THE SERIES IN JULY 2013 LESSON. I THINK THAT  YOU CAN USE IT AS AN EXAMPLE FOR CREATING YOUR OWN EXERCISES.

I STRONGLY URGE YOU… AND I KNOW THAT I’M VERY BORING (SMILE) TO CHECK ALL OF THE PAST LESSONS (CLICK TO VIEW) FOR A COMPLETE UNDERSTANDING.

OK! I HOPE YOU’RE READY FOR OUR USUAL HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT!

LET’S GO:

EXERCISES:

JAZZ IMPROVISATION-Feb2014

1) TAKE THE EXERCISE. WHAT HAPPENS HERE? I USED A C DIMINISHED ARPEGGIO  AND ADDED CHROMATIC APPROACHES TO CREATE AN 8 BAR PHRASE.

REMEMBER: DO NOT USE A METRONOME! ONLY WHEN YOU HAVE THE EXERCISE “UNDER YOUR FINGERS,” YOU CAN USE A METRONOME. AS USUAL PLAY THE EXERCISE AS FAST AS YOU CAN.

2) TRANSPOSE THE EXERCISE IN ALL KEYS!

3) ANALYZE HOW I USED THE NOTES AND THEN WRITE AN EXERCISES ON YOUR OWN.

DON’T WORRY IF YOU DON’ T LIKE YOUR LINES. JUST WRITE IT!

CIAO

STAY TUNED

ANDREA

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