it feels so freeing :)

it’s all starting to make more and more sense… it feels so freeing!!!

ray spent the whole begining of class talking.. and i just wanted to play…

i was running the scales through my fingers… and at the VERY END.. he had me play the one solo for the day…

it’s like, for once, i know whats going on in the music…

A maj, C maj (x2)

bridge: Bb maj, C# maj

A maj, C maj

i think i sounded pretty hip….

there are still times when i zone out and i dont know what i’m playing… my fingers just start moving around…

but whatever sense i had before is slowly combining with the knowledge that comes from being able to analyze what’s going on…

i realized that i rarely follow the chords… i can feel when phrases end, so i go by melody lines instead…

i’m becoming more and more literate in giving meaning to the changes…

YAY! 🙂

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for F#m7 i was playing an E major scale…

he made everyone start over b/c i played a D instead of a D#…

I kept doing it… any idea why?

it might be b/c my hands are used to going from E to D.

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i think i was ok going up the scale..

Ray said i need to start playing down the scale only..

i’m used to going up and then back down…

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also to clarify.. I wasn’t playing an E scale.. I was improvising on the E scale.

I started on E and then went to D…

he’s like.. “whoa whoa.. stop!… D#!!”

haha… O.o

I think D# sounds bad though…

All the other guys have scales written in front of them… I shouldve written the chord symbols out at least so i had something instead of nothing in front of me..

they went from concert Cm7 to Fm7 chromatically, but I’d forget where I was at sometimes…

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we started doing minor 7s, in a bossa nova…

never write a note accross the middle of the bar… (only half note and dotted half goes across)…. tie the other notes

bass plays 11 55.. always 1/2 beat ahead…

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the 6 chord is a color change — 1 measure is the I then Vi

[Abmaj7|Bbm7 Eb7]

[Abmaj7 Fm7|Bbm7 Eb7]

[Cm7 Fm7|Bbm7 Eb]

Body and Soul… up a 4th is the strongest

writing music – backing down a 1 way street.. and going fwd, knowing there are no cars in front…

1) once you find a I chord, you can have any chord you want

2) write backwards

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ears -> then theory… you analyze different and it’s not that different (uhh, what was i trying to write about here?… hahaha)

bill evans played a song 12 times to get back to the 1 chord…

coltrane wrote songs by chord progressions (not the best melodies)

charlie parker (bird.. b/c he liked friend chicken… [uh really?])

Giant steps… down major 3rds…

tommy flanagan went back and played it again on piano to prove he know what was going on

giant steps gave 2 stops

tuneup->giantsteps->countdown

12 maj7 chords, no Fa intermediate…

Dom is the toughest… 3 and 6 are not needed… 2 has Fa… Fa moves…

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minor is a #2

dizzy frog like

eddie gomez had back technique too!

this class is not a musical experience… 3/4 semesters until you know where the song is going…

minor bossa nova – latin music comes from dances

2nd worst term is latin rock

1st worst is country western…

bossa nova is a slowed down samba…

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for what high schools pay $1000 a day, we get for 69 cents per hr.

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FORMS!… dont mess with the form

AABA – ABAC

never screw with the form…B section is always called the bridge…

first A, second A….be hip and call it the bridge..

if you mess up form, all of san jose and sf knows it – word of mouth…

stella starlight at crows nest.. couldn’t find a song both people knew… called out satin doll, played like 15,623 times before…

sonata allegro form (exposition – development – recap)…

basie could conduct with his eyes…

the crows nest guy played the A section like 6 times, then the bridge had to be forced… dont mess with it!

horn players cant talk, others can subdivide…

how do u get a bass player to turn down?… you put a sheet of music infront of him..

slash chords… slash means over…

jazz used to be all cut time in 60s and 70s…

guitars are to submit to pianists

finding common tones

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