There are two important skills you can work on to get better at playing better solos and most of the time we never talk about them because they are either forgotten or under developed. Yet they are both essential parts of what we end up playing.
In this video I will go over how you can use harmonic analysis and compositions as tools in developing your ability to play better lines and also how to increase your vocabulary. The examples make use of both Charlie Parker licks as an inspiration and a way of implementing an arpeggio in your lines.
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0:00 Intro and why I use this method
1:16 The lay out of the video
1:28 A Phrase from the Omnibook
1:55 The Charlie Parker Phrase
2:52 Analysis of the components
3:31 Recognizing Stock Phrases and Arpeggios
8:41 Making new material with what is in the line
9:52 Turning it into a II V I in Bb
10:28 Variation of the II V I lick
10:45 Composing to paper? Why/Why not?
11:05 Insight into my way of analyzing?
11:44 The Usual Requirements and how to use them
12:27 Use what you practice!
12:43 Develop you creativity
13:30 Example: descending diatonic arpeggio
14:08 Composing a II V I with the arpeggio
14:34 Example 1
15:24 Example 2
16:08 Example 3
16:49 Example 4
18:19 It’s about the process not the lick!
19:27 Do you practice this way? Or an alternative?
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