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    Quote Originally Posted by matt.guitarteacher View Post
    I want to apologize to the forum for the above post. While I believe it to be basically true still, in this case, it certainly didn't help things overall. Just sad.

    To be fair, I did mention "balance" but probably didn't consider specifics enough.
    Hey Matt, I'm not sure what your apologizing for but feel free to add a track and contribute.

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  3. #152

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramps View Post
    This song didn't come easy for me but it's good for me to struggle sometimes.
    Thanks Kris, for taking the time to provide some guidance. I'm still digesting your examples.

    Hi Gramps,
    Very good take.
    Chord melody style playing at the head-very nice.
    Nice solo-I am hearing what you play about/you are building your jazz vocablulary/.I like it.
    Just one small sugestion about 8th/I hear triplet thinking - It can be ok but experiment also with straigh 8th/.
    I know it is not easy because of backing track.
    Congrats!!!
    Jazzingly
    Kris

  4. #153

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramps View Post
    This song didn't come easy for me but it's good for me to struggle sometimes.
    Thanks Kris, for taking the time to provide some guidance. I'm still digesting your examples.

    Go Gramps. Really liked some of those chords. You have a cool relaxed feel.


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  5. #154

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    Quote Originally Posted by gggomez View Post

    just got home from a jazz lesson which was really great. Will be interesting to see how much I can improve on this. Think I will keep revisiting through out the year.

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    Hi gggomez,
    You asked for advise from us on your performance but I'm reluctant to throw out suggestions because I assume your instructor has a path for you.

    What are you working on in your lessons?
    Last edited by Gramps; 01-28-2018 at 12:56 PM.

  6. #155

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragman1 View Post
    I reincarnate every day :-)
    I think that is the best way to look at the world when you wake up in the morning.

    And for the record I agree with Kris.......really nice track.

  7. #156

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramps View Post
    Hi gggomez,
    You asked for advise from us on your performance but I'm reluctant to throw out suggestions because I assume your instructor has a path for you.

    What are you working on in your lessons?
    Thanks Gramps.

    I had me first session. It was a wonderful experience. This is him on bass


    We worked on:

    - avoiding the route and highlighting the 3rd and the 7th;
    - time - metronome on 2 and 4 and then on 4 only;
    - time - playing the melody but changing up its rhythm and not being robotically on the beat all the time so floating around the beat but of course always being in time;
    - harmony playing the melody and then where I could in the spaces play the bass notes then the bass note and the 7th, 3rd etc;
    - tone - playing slow and focusing on making each note being in time and beautiful whilst being aware of being in a relaxed state.
    “When you’re creating your own ...., man, even the sky ain’t the limit.”
    Miles Davis

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    gggomez,

    You might think about making an effort to find some ii V I licks that catch your ear then apply them in all the songs you play.

    This might be a good place to start because it teaches a concept that you can apply to a lot of things. Listen to the lick at 5:30 for a really simple lick that sounds good in a lot of situations.



    Good luck.

  9. #158

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    This is the old trick, to move the ii up a m3 to iv (i.e. Dm - Fm) as a sub for the V. It's very effective and gives you a b9 sound (not a fully altered sound).

    If you don't want to just repeat the lick then you need to use the melodic minor over the iv. And it nearly always resolves very neatly into the M7.

  10. #159

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragman1 View Post
    If you don't want to just repeat the lick then you need to use the melodic minor over the iv. And it nearly always resolves very neatly into the M7.
    OTOH, repeating the line might set up a motif that can be used to lead into the next phrase. There is no right way. The more options and ideas the better and delving into melodic minor is something I need to work on more.

    Note to gggomez: Either way I find I get a better understanding of a lick when I think of it as a concept I can apply to all of my playing and for me (I'm very slow) it just takes weeks of thinking and trying the concept over everything. Some times it works, sometimes not so much but often you'll run across small revelations that add a piece to the bigger puzzle.
    Last edited by Gramps; 01-29-2018 at 12:47 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramps View Post
    OTOH, repeating the line might set up a motif that can be used to lead into the next phrase.
    Yes, it doesn't always have to resolve to a major. Otoh, it's a b9 sound so it probably sounds like it should :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragman1 View Post
    This is the old trick, to move the ii up a m3 to iv (i.e. Dm - Fm) as a sub for the V. It's very effective and gives you a b9 sound (not a fully altered sound).

    If you don't want to just repeat the lick then you need to use the melodic minor over the iv. And it nearly always resolves very neatly into the M7.

    There is another tick on 251:
    dm7- F arpegio
    G7 - Ab arpegio
    CMaj7 - C arpegio

  13. #162

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    Quote Originally Posted by kris View Post
    There is another tick on 251:
    dm7- F arpegio
    G7 - Ab arpegio
    CMaj7 - C arpegio
    Why are you telling me? I think it was someone else...

    Anyway, M7 is better. AbM7 over G7 was George Benson's favorite.

  14. #163

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragman1 View Post
    Why are you telling me? I think it was someone else...

    Anyway, M7 is better. AbM7 over G7 was George Benson's favorite.


    why?
    You told about one trick and I told about another.That's all....
    It is also info for forum members.

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    Ok, it's the end of the month. I'm still hoping M-ster submits a track or two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramps View Post
    Ok, it's the end of the month. I'm still hoping M-ster submits a track or two.
    Me too, we're waiting...

  17. #166

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramps View Post
    Ok, it's the end of the month. I'm still hoping M-ster submits a track or two.
    Ha! Thanks, Gramps & Rag. I was out of state for a week with relatives, but I'm trying to get something posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramps View Post
    Ok, it's the end of the month.
    And I finally found your post!

    I think you sound quite good here. Your time feel is good, laid back, that's so important. If I'm giving small critiques, I think some of the ascending chromatic lines sound a bit "forced," or "paint by number"-ish, whereas your lines that seem to be more arpeggio based come off as much more natural and swinging.

    Overall, really enjoyed it. Keep posting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont View Post
    And I finally found your post!

    I think you sound quite good here. Your time feel is good, laid back, that's so important. If I'm giving small critiques, I think some of the ascending chromatic lines sound a bit "forced," or "paint by number"-ish, whereas your lines that seem to be more arpeggio based come off as much more natural and swinging.

    Overall, really enjoyed it. Keep posting!
    Thanks for posting Mr. B.

    This song took me quite a while to come up with anything that I felt I could even post. While working on it I realized I need to find some nice Maj7 and Dom phrases. (That's where I was putting the ascending chromatics) So we agree about those lines. I'll put more energy into my Maj7 and Dom vocabulary and keep plugging away.

    Again, Thanks for the feedback.

  20. #169

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    Just made it before month end ...

    http://www.noiseinthebasement.com/mp...train%2000.mp3

    Onward!

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    M-ster -

    Yes, well, you've done this before, haven't you? Just a little thing he dashed off...

    Brilliant as usual. Well done!

    So, time for the rest of us to go and mangle the next one then... :-)

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    minor jazz blues...:-)

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    Listened to the YouTube tracks. I'll have to return this evening to hear the dropbox and soundcloud submissions.

    Nice work, everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by M-ster View Post
    Listened to the YouTube tracks. I'll have to return this evening to hear the dropbox and soundcloud submissions.

    Nice work, everyone!
    I always dig your playing M-ster but unfortunely my ipad can't load these mp3's.
    Has anyone run into this issue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franklin52 View Post
    I always dig your playing M-ster but unfortunely my ipad can't load these mp3's.
    Has anyone run into this issue?
    My iPad is always temperamental with M-ster's mp3s. Either I just have to wait a long time for them to load up and start, or sometimes I cancel it and try again. It usually gets there eventually, but I'm never sure whether it's actually progressing or not, until they suddenly start playing. Whereas on a PC they're fine.

    Must be some stupid Apple/IOS thing.

  26. #175

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    Quote Originally Posted by M-ster View Post
    Just made it before month end ...

    http://www.noiseinthebasement.com/mp...train%2000.mp3

    Onward!
    Good take and very nice souding jazz box.
    Best
    Kris

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franklin52 View Post
    I always dig your playing M-ster but unfortunely my ipad can't load these mp3's.
    Has anyone run into this issue?
    Hmm ... I thought the .mp3 format was ubiquitous, but apparently not. Should I be providing them in a different format? What's most compatible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by M-ster View Post
    Hmm ... I thought the .mp3 format was ubiquitous, but apparently not. Should I be providing them in a different format? What's most compatible?
    I just tried it on my iPad and it did work eventually, I think it’s just that it takes a long time to buffer and load enough of the track before it will start playback (at least a minute, maybe more). It must be a ‘feature’ of the iPad as they work fine on other devices. Not sure there’s much you can do about it.

    Alternatively create a free sound-cloud account, upload and link to them there, that always works.

    Nice sound and playing by the way, as always!

  29. #178

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    Quote Originally Posted by grahambop View Post
    I just tried it on my iPad and it did work eventually, I think it’s just that it takes a long time to buffer and load enough of the track before it will start playback (at least a minute, maybe more). It must be a ‘feature’ of the iPad as they work fine on other devices. Not sure there’s much you can do about it.

    Alternatively create a free sound-cloud account, upload and link to them there, that always works.

    Nice sound and playing by the way, as always!
    Hmm, I have no problems with mp3 files of Kris or sound-cloud files.

  30. #179

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramps View Post
    Hi gggomez,
    You asked for advise from us on your performance but I'm reluctant to throw out suggestions because I assume your instructor has a path for you.

    What are you working on in your lessons?
    I forgot to include, improvising working off the melody, referencing it harmonically, rhythmically, melodically.

    I can understand how all the things we were working on feed into this.
    “When you’re creating your own ...., man, even the sky ain’t the limit.”
    Miles Davis

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    That's a bit late, but who cares?