Mar 302011

Demonstration Videos

These videos will be posted in the near future. They will consist of very brief demonstrations of some of the things I may have gone over with my students. These are intended for my students. Of course, anyone can watch them and comment upon them. This is what I have planned so far:

Guitar Videos

  • The three Chord Families 4-note harmonization of G major scale on strings 6/4/3/2
  • 4-note harmonization of C major scale on strings 4/3/2/1
  • Freddie Greene style comping
  • The first 16 bars of Coltrane’s “Giant Steps” using sequences of 6/9, 7th, 13, 6/9
  • ii-V sequence using minor 7th->13b9
  • … to be continued…

Piano Videos

  • Basic open 4-note voicing of major scale
  • Use of the sostenuto pedal (Rhapsody in Blue and slow/med stride-style)
  • Re-harmonizing 11-V-! using sequences via altered dominant 7th chords – (G13b9->G7h +5#9)
  • A progression I learned from Arnold Schoenberg
  • Use of the Jazz Melodic Minor scale – (Ab MM/G Alt); (B MM/ Bb Alt)
  • A chord’s upper structure and good-sounding comp chords I learned from Mark Levine
  • … to be continued…