New Lessons!

New Lessons!

You'll find my newest lessons in this collection. As other new releases are published, I'll migrate these into their respective categories.

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New Lessons!
  • Fly Me to the Moon- Under Construction!

    Fly Me to the Moon is the newest Soloing on Tunes lesson in my series. Stay tuned as it develops! I'll be adding videos in this series over the next several links. Comments and suggestions are welcome!

  • 1. Fly Me to the Moon Chord Theory

    Learn about the chord progression theory in Fly Me to the Moon. We'll analyze and interpret the chords as we prepare to solo on this classic standard.

  • Fly Me to the Moon EXTRAS.zip

    4.05 MB

  • Circling the Minor 7 Arpeggio

    In this video I'll show you a pattern that has practical value for building technique, harmony, and improvisation skills. You'll learn how to practice this minor 7 pattern in all keys and then how to practice it on chord changes to tunes.

  • Circling the Minor 7 Chord.pdf

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  • #6 Rock and Blues Licks of the Great Sax Players

    Rock & Blues Lick #6 is another C blues lick taken from Red Prysock's solo on Jump for George. Red uses bends, vibrato and articulation to create this masterful motif and phrase.

  • Introduction- Rock and Blues Licks of the Great Sax Players

    In this 6-video set, learn how the licks were played by the great rock & blues sax players. We'll examine licks from Sil Austin, Sam Butera, King Curtis, and Red Prysock.

  • #1 Rock and Blues Licks of the Great Sax Players

    Rock & Blues Lick #1 is from a G Flat blues by Sil Austin that I've transposed to F. Learn about his stylish bends in this lick.

  • #2 Rock and Blues Licks of the Great Sax Players

    Rock & Blues Lick #2 is a stylish F blues lick from Sil Austin. We'll cover the use of his big bends and the way he transforms the lick from a bold, muscular sound to a gentle resolution.

  • #3 Rock and Blues Licks of the Great Sax Players

    Rock & Blues Lick #3 is a King Curtis blues in C. Learn his styling on the shuffle style blues. It's all about the rhythm, articulation, bends, and of course the altissimo.

  • #4 Rock and Blues Licks of the Great Sax Players

    Rock & Blues Lick #4 is from Sam Butera's classic Night Train recording with Louis Prima. Sam goes for the gusto in this must-know B Flat blues.

  • #5 Rock and Blues Licks of the Great Sax Players

    Rock & Blues Lick #5 is a C blues from the master of the one-note solo, Red Prysock. Learn how Red uses the articulation and alternate fingerings to create this amazing sound.

  • Harvest Moon - Easy-Medium Etude

    This is an easy-medium swing etude taken from, Complete Jazz Styles, Introductory Etudes in Jazz Comprehension, Book 1- EXTRAS include written parts for tenor sax, alto sax, and concert pitch instruments, demonstration and play-along tracks

  • Cocoa Beach - Medium Difficulty

    This is an -medium level Bossa Nova etude taken from, Complete Jazz Styles, Introductory Etudes in Jazz Comprehension, Book 2- EXTRAS include written parts for tenor sax, alto sax, and concert pitch instruments, demonstration and play-along tracks

  • Bebop Exercise #4 - Practicing Enclosures on Tunes

    In this lesson, you'll learn how to practice the enclosures from Parts 1&2 on tunes. We'll use the chord progression from the jazz tune, Minority, for this session. The method we go through can be used on most jazz standards.

  • Bebop Exercise #4-Practicing Enclosures on Tunes EXTRAS.zip

    2.72 MB