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    This study group is based on the book, Patterns for Jazz by Jerry Coker, Jimmy Casale, Gary Campbell and Jerry Greene.

    Post a video of any or all of the weekly patterns, by Sunday each week, following this schedule:

    July 07 - Week 18: patterns 48-49
    July 14 - Week 19: patterns 50-51
    July 21 - Week 20: patterns 52-53
    July 28 - Week 21: patterns 54-55

    Please, state the BPM you're using, which pattern(s) you're posting, and additional info re backing (Drum Genius style #'s etc). Please state whether you would like comments on your playing.

    Also, please feel free to continue to post in these threads if you're newly finding them or otherwise want to participate after the deadlines.
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    130 bpm. Comments welcome.

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    This one gives me fits. The patterns aren't hard but knowing where to go to start the next one---that's hard for me. I'll get it. But I sure ain't got it yet.

    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkRhodes View Post
    This one gives me fits. The patterns aren't hard but knowing where to go to start the next one---that's hard for me. I'll get it. But I sure ain't got it yet.

    Think of the 5th of the next "melodic cell"?

    I tried 49 and 50 today. I'm trying to stay strict to the pattern as written to expand my range. Well... you end up running out of guitar very quick if you take 49 and 50 as is...

    Interesting stuff, none-the-less. I'll try to post my "whole fret board" approach this week, it's similar to the pattern I posted in C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkRhodes View Post
    This one gives me fits. The patterns aren't hard but knowing where to go to start the next one---that's hard for me. I'll get it. But I sure ain't got it yet.

    Have you tried the other cycles? The other three are a good warm-up for the minor thirds cycle.

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    130 bpm. Comments welcome.
    Great technique, and I liked the camera angles. I'm a week behind , and you're a week ahead I guess.... :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt.guitarteacher View Post
    Great technique, and I liked the camera angles. I'm a week behind , and you're a week ahead I guess.... :-)
    Thanks, good to hear since I’ve been experimenting with the GoPro to find something useable. Rushing a head to jump start the new thread and I’m planning on going back and working the March patterns (I joined late).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irez87 View Post
    I'll try to post my "whole fret board" approach this week, it's similar to the pattern I posted in C.
    Looking forward to it!

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    Erik, that effect you have on your guitar--it kinda sounds like an organ--well, it's WILD! I love it.

    Is it one of those pedals that adds a note, and alters the sound? I think Jim Hall used one right before he passed...

    I'm sure I'm wrong, but that sound is WILD!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irez87 View Post
    Erik, that effect you have on your guitar--it kinda sounds like an organ--well, it's WILD! I love it.
    Cool that you like it! I’ve gotten it into my head that there’s a bonus in practicing single note stuff with monophonic synth sounds.
    It’s extra challenging to make it flow (and it sounds different).

    (This is a patch for the Line 6 HXeffects emulating the old Metheny synth guitar sounds. It can sound a lot harsher with some tweaking. All run through an Yamaha UDstomp)

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt.guitarteacher View Post
    Have you tried the other cycles? The other three are a good warm-up for the minor thirds cycle.
    Yes, Matt. I have little trouble with those. I actually recorded #48 yesterday too (the cycle) but got distracted and didn't post it. ;o)

    Maybe when I record the next two, I'll add #48 as well.
    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
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    Quote Originally Posted by matt.guitarteacher View Post
    I'm a week behind , and you're a week ahead I guess.... :-)

    I'm falling behind too. I didn't get a lot of quality practice time in this last week or so due to the wife and I restructuring some career goals.

    I'm hoping t get something posted by today or tomorrow for patterns 48 and 49.


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    A month ago I hyperextended my right knee. For a couple weeks I couldn't take a normal step. (I wore a brace and carried a cane.) Now I'm pretty much back to normal. Not all the way but maybe 90 %. One of the things I noticed was that I couldn't rest my guitar on my right thigh and practice for long without pain. So I went back to wearing a strap (while seated). It had been a long time since I wore a strap. Now I'm used to it and think I may keep at it even when my knee is back to normal. (I have used a Dynarette guitar cushion for a few years now.)

    I hope July is a better month for my aging body (and my guitar playing) than June was. In the great scheme of things, it was a minor inconvenience. But an inconvenience nonetheless. ;o)
    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkRhodes View Post
    I hope July is a better month for my aging body (and my guitar playing) than June was. In the great scheme of things, it was a minor inconvenience. But an inconvenience nonetheless. ;o)
    Hope you’re feeling better! All in all, using the strap while sitting has it’s advantages to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fep View Post
    I thought one fep was enough, but two?

    Nice groove, and the way the light washes everything out a bit looks pretty cool an ethereal (seriously)

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    Very hip. Thanks for this Frank.
    Quote Originally Posted by Irez87 View Post
    I thought one fep was enough, but two?
    Yep. There's only one thing better than a fep post.... double fep. :-)

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    Here's me on 48 & 49. Comments welcome:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ErikWasser View Post
    Cool that you like it! I’ve gotten it into my head that there’s a bonus in practicing single note stuff with monophonic synth sounds.
    It’s extra challenging to make it flow (and it sounds different).

    (This is a patch for the Line 6 HXeffects emulating the old Metheny synth guitar sounds. It can sound a lot harsher with some tweaking. All run through an Yamaha UDstomp)
    How about these picks that you're using in the last couple of vids?

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    Ex 49 110 bpm and then 130 bpm

    I'll explain these chord choices later. Dinner beckons.

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    Back from dinner.

    Ex 49..

    First cell "C" with the notes of G E D C, so I'm looking for chords that those notes will fit...

    Cmaj7 or C7 or C/D, G E D C = 5 3 9 1
    Am7 G E D C = b7 5 11 b3
    Fmaj G E D C = 9 7 11 5
    E7 G E D C = #9 R b7 #5

    So for the first cell I came up with these chord options: Cmaj7 C7 C/D Am7 Fmaj9 E7alt

    Unfortunately I didn't consider Bbmaj7 and Bb7 where G E D C = 13 #11 3 9 that's a really useful one. I do improvise off of that at the end of the faster take of the exercise playing a D major cell A F# E D over the final Cmaj7 chord, but that came out spontaneously and is how I realized that I missed the lydian one.

    So I noted all these options on the 1st image below, (I got lazy for the last 4 chords, but you get the idea)

    And picking and choosing what sounded interesting I came up with the chord progression in image 2 below.

    Useful stuff I think.
    Attached Images Attached Images Patterns for Jazz Study Group - July 2019-reharm-options-png Patterns for Jazz Study Group - July 2019-progression-jpg 
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    Patterns 48-49 combined all variations 130 bpm

    Ok. I finally managed to get some practicing done and some recording done. I did the same thing with this set of patterns as I did with the last set. I combined all four variations in the original order and played them all as 8ths at 130 bpm.




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    Quote Originally Posted by matt.guitarteacher View Post
    How about these picks that you're using in the last couple of vids?
    I’ve got an ever growing collection, nowhere near finding a favourite.

    Loads of cool stuff going on here. Great work guys!
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    Quote Originally Posted by matt.guitarteacher View Post
    Here's me on 48 & 49. Comments welcome
    Haha, is that you shouting at 00:35?
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    Quote Originally Posted by matt.guitarteacher View Post
    Yep. There's only one thing better than a fep post.... double fep. :-)
    Hoping for triofep some time in the future!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ErikWasser View Post
    Haha, is that you shouting at 00:35?
    Ha. No. That's my son killing zombies in the next room. :-)

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    Recorded this yesterday but didn't get around to posting it.

    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkRhodes View Post
    Recorded this yesterday but didn't get around to posting it.

    Thanks for posting Mark. You certainly have the notes . Are you still doing the 3nps?

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    I'm up little whiny today. My recording setup is kind of crap right now. Camera issues etc. Back to doing this on my phone I guess . No click. Here's my catch up for last week. Pretty rough:


    Here's one for this week as well . It's very much a rough run-through, complete with restarts etc. I really can't do heavy editing on my phone with this kind of thing, and I don't have anymore time for it for the next week or so. The minor third cycles I just played a few times. Skip 10 seconds ahead on the minor third cycles each time, if you don't like clams . :-)
    I'm going out of town for a week and will most definitely be off grid, as regards video recording etc. I may check in and post here or there. I'll rerecord a decent version of these when I get back, if I can manage it.

    All comments and critiques appreciated.
    Last edited by matt.guitarteacher; 07-19-2019 at 06:35 PM.

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    Matt,

    Still sounds grooving to me.

    But we always want critiques.

    So I will share something that I noticed in my own playing that I heard in your 50 & 51 patterns.

    When you pick going down to the high E--down to the floor in a vertical manner--your time is pretty solid. Your eighths have just the right amount of lilt--and there's an even-ness to the notes that is colored by accents to bring out the line

    However, when you pick "against gravity" and up towards the low E--up to the ceiling in a vertical manner--your time waivers a little. It's not as solid. I think this is a huge thing to address--because I see it in my playing as well. It's more challenging to pick upward to the low E than it is to go down.

    That said, you did this all without a metronome and you kept it stable throughout.

    Comment sandwich, with pickles and cheese

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irez87 View Post
    Matt,

    Still sounds grooving to me.

    But we always want critiques.

    So I will share something that I noticed in my own playing that I heard in your 50 & 51 patterns.

    When you pick going down to the high E--down to the floor in a vertical manner--your time is pretty solid. Your eighths have just the right amount of lilt--and there's an even-ness to the notes that is colored by accents to bring out the line

    However, when you pick "against gravity" and up towards the low E--up to the ceiling in a vertical manner--your time waivers a little. It's not as solid. I think this is a huge thing to address--because I see it in my playing as well. It's more challenging to pick upward to the low E than it is to go down.

    That said, you did this all without a metronome and you kept it stable throughout.

    Comment sandwich, with pickles and cheese
    Thanks, Irez. I'll check this out.

    Outstanding comment sandwich by the way. Your educational training Is in full effect. :-)
    Last edited by matt.guitarteacher; 07-19-2019 at 06:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt.guitarteacher View Post
    Thanks for posting Mark. You certainly have the notes . Are you still doing the 3nps?
    Yes, still doing 3 nps. I put more time in daily on that than this. For this, though, I'm not using 3 nps fingerings. I feel a renewed interest in this (PFJ) material, though. I see the value and seek the benefit, so I'll keep working at it.
    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
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    Quote Originally Posted by matt.guitarteacher View Post
    Thanks, Irez. I'll check this out.

    Outstanding comment sandwich by the way. Your educational training Is in full effect. :-)
    After grading a billion and one essays, you gotta serve up those comment sandwiches fast... thank goodness for the summer

    I have to post. This week was hectic. Wife was away and baby was all mine... Yikes. I give single parents SO MUCH CREDIT!

    I'll have a little time next week to post some more--I gotta play ketchup...

    I think someone mentioned this in another study group, but it would be interesting to apply these patterns to a tune--even something modal?

    I suck at modal playing, so I'll put my neck out on the line next week... before my parents visit (I just got done with my in laws... [in a Princess Leila voice] "patterns for jazz study group, you're my only hope")

    Someone braver than I took one of our patterns and applied it to Giant Steps... I need baby steps right now

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    52 and 53 at 140bpm. New guitar and limited practise time on these ones, so no need for comments this time.

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    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

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    54 and 55 140bpm. Definitely deadline versions.

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    Greetings all
    I"m back from 6 weeks in Israel doing historical geography and archaeology. I'm about re-acclamated to my home time zone, so I will start working again on this group. I plan to play through the patterns I missed but I likely will not post clips. When I'm caught up to where you all are, wherever that ends up being, I'll start posting again.
    - Lawson
    "Whenever you come near the human race, there's layers and layers of nonsense." - Thornton Wilder, Our Town

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    Lawson-stone is back.

    Where did you go in Israel this time?

    My mom was raised in Haifa. She always talks about how beautiful the Golan Heights are...

    I still haven't visited.

    My middle name, when I spell it right (a sign of my idiocy and a disconnect from my family history on my mother's side) means "tree that stands alone in the desert"

    Anyway, glad your back.

    I posted all of ONE video to this thread. I really gotta play ketchup!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irez87 View Post
    Lawson-stone is back.

    Where did you go in Israel this time?

    My mom was raised in Haifa. She always talks about how beautiful the Golan Heights are...

    I still haven't visited.

    My middle name, when I spell it right (a sign of my idiocy and a disconnect from my family history on my mother's side) means "tree that stands alone in the desert"

    Anyway, glad your back.

    I posted all of ONE video to this thread. I really gotta play ketchup!
    We were pretty much all over. For 3 weeks we do an intensive "Bible in its World" course and travel over the whole country. Then we spend 3 weeks excavating at a site way up in the far north, just below the little town of Metula. We can see over into Lebanon from our site. I love the Golan, and we are in the upper Huleh basin on our site, which is lovely as well. The whole upper Galilee and Golan are wonderful except for the periodic missile attack. If I lived in Israel, I think I'd want to live in that north country.
    - Lawson
    "Whenever you come near the human race, there's layers and layers of nonsense." - Thornton Wilder, Our Town

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    A little sloppy. I've been gone and haven't really practiced these as much. 160 bpm on this is getting pretty fast for me:


    I kind of forgot about #54 as well.

    Pretty quiet lately. How's everyone doing with this? :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt.guitarteacher View Post

    Pretty quiet lately. How's everyone doing with this? :-)
    I'm still practicing. Spending most time with the 5864 2531 pattern in minor thirds.
    Actually recorded some videos over the weekend but haven't posted them yet. Ran into problems with my phone in transfering videos to my laptop. That problem has been solved. Perhaps later today I'll look at the videos again and post some or all of them.

    I think the material is becoming more useful. I'm glad I'm still doing it. I just wish I was doing it better!
    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
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    I looked at ex. 55 and played it when my daughtie was sleeping...

    Bad form, but she didn't wake up.

    There's some more interesting fingering challenges that I worked out last night.

    I wanna post a video, but... ergh, so much to do...

    I wanted to post a video on Stablemates on the pianamo as well...

    We'll see where the day takes me.

    Pattern 55 is hard, btw. Good job with the challenge, Matt!

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    Patterns 50 - 51 combined - all variations - 130 bpm

    Here are patterns 50 and 51 combined into one drill for each variation. I'm still sticking to the working order of chromatic, 4ths, 2nds, minor 3rds and using various positions and fingerings.




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    Patterns 52-55 combined - all variations - 150 bpm

    Here are the rest of this month's patterns combined into four drills. All are played as 8th notes at 150 bpm.



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    Quote Originally Posted by fep View Post
    Great stuff, Frank. Good to see you, and thanks for posting.

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    And from a straggler

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    Done with July before November arrived.

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