Many jazz musicians believe that playing a great solo is a matter of playing melodies that fit over the chords. They learn chordal scales, standard “licks” that fit over them, pentatonics, arpeggios, patterns, etc–and believe that doing this as virtuosically as possible will lead to a … [Read more...] about How to Play a Great Jazz Solo
Play on the pads or tips of the fingers in the left hand? Should string players - or any instrumentalist, for that matter - play on the pads or the tips of the fingers in the left hand? Should trumpeters use the tips on the valves, and reed players use tips on the keys? Teachers teach all kinds of … [Read more...] about Play on the pads or tips of the fingers in the left hand?
Review in Bass World Magazine, the publication of The International Society of Bassists. [This review appeared in the August issue, Vol 35, #1, pp 54-55] The Untold Secret to Melodic Bass - Jon Burr jbQ Media $14.99 32 pages Jon Burr is a noted first call bassist in the New York area, having … [Read more...] about Review of “The Untold Secret to Melodic Bass” in Bass World Magazine