Jazz Transcription Library


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Posted by Luke on October 13, 2001 at 20:03:50:

A great free library of jazz transcriptions is at www.lucaspickford.com

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"Soloing is part cognitive and part intuitive. The most important thing for a

musician to understand, is the function of the rational mind. There are three

stages. During the first stage you have to acquire tools. Arpeggios, scales

and approach patterns for instance. Work on the fingerings, practice a line -

always in all 12 keys - and get solid on the new material at different tempi.

Stage two comes into play when you are able to recall the new material

instantly. Then you should focus on a good sound and articulation. Master

different dynamics.

During the third stage... you have to forget everything, and just play! The

third stage is all about filling the notes with emotion.

Look at it this way... We prepare the new material until we master it. Then

we hold it up over our head on a big tray and let the higher self take over

and pick and choose in the spur of the moment. This giving up control, and

trusting in higher power is most essential when it comes to true

improvisation."

-Kai Eckhardt





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