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Kurt Rosenwinkel – How To Make Interesting Lines

In this Kurt Rosenwinkel Lesson, I look at some lines from a live solo on the song I’ll Remember April and talk about some of the things that he uses a lot in his playing. I am going to try to go a little deeper than just looking at what notes are used but also talk a little about how the melody of the line works.

  • Arpeggio patterns & Quartal Arpeggios
  • Side-slipping in lines
  • Chromatic runs
  • Playing across the bar-line and adding extra harmony
  • Improvised lines with a huge range

I will also try to talk about Rosenwinkel’s extraordinary sense of melody which makes the lines interesting and surprising even when they are quite long and dense 8th note lines.

The complexity of the lines used in this solos is very impressive and at the same time Rosenwinkel really manages to keep it all very melodic and easy to digest. This aspect of his playing is always mind-blowing to me.

Content of the Guitar Lesson

0:00 Intro

0:29 The Topics Covered in the Analysis

1:24 Example #1

1:32 Analysis – Side-slipping and Dominant Scales

4:24 Example #1 Slowly

4:34 Example #2

4:40 Analysis – Motivic Development in 8th note lines

5:59 Example #2 Slowly

6:07 Example #3

6:18 Analysis – Larger Range – Harmonizing in the solos and Tritone Substitutes

9:56 Example #3 Slowly

10:32 Example #4

10:35 Analysis – Never-ending Scale Exercise

11:39 Example #4 Slowly

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Kurt Rosenwinkel – This Is What Makes His Style Unique

Kurt Rosenwinkel is one of the most influential jazz musicians of the last 20 years. His impact on the scene both as a jazz guitarist and as a band leader/composer has been huge. This Kurt Rosenwinkel Lesson is taking a look at a few phrases from his solo on Nefertiti off the Mark Turner “Ballad Session” album.

Melodic Language of Kurt Rosenwinkel

Kurt has a very unique and strong sense of melody and I am focusing on one aspect of his playing in this video, highlighting melodies that have a large range and move across the barline.

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