A Must-See Improvisation Lecture

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  1. marty grass

    marty grass Member

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    This video is long but never dull. You can judge in the first few minutes whether it will be helpful to you.



     
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    Thanks for posting, I will save it and view later.
     
  3. Trip 5s

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    I watched this some months ago and got a lot out of it. Good post.
     
  4. Randy2270

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    I just finished reading Gary Burton's book a few months ago.
     
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    I'll need to sit for a while to digest it, but just after the first few minutes, I can tell that its going to answer a lot of my questions. Even though I've played for about 50 years, I've never studied it from the aspect of modes and scales. Maybe after this I might actually understand a bit about what you guys are talking about.
     
  6. marty grass

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    Well, it turns out that there are tons of such workshops on YouTube. I'm in the middle of one by Winston Marcellus.

    There's too much to know.
     
  7. marty grass

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    Oops. Wynton Marsalis.

    I got tickets to see his brother and father, The Last Southern Gentlemen. http://www.thisisbooksmusic.com/2014/10/25/review-delfeayo-marsalis-the-last-southern-gentlemen/

    I like the old school approach they have of performers giving to the audience and treating the audience with respect.

    BTW, there are tons of instructional videos of great value yet free on YouTube. For example, there are two Barney Kessel lessons, each an hour, that are really nice. And here's an Emily Remler instructional video that's worth seeing.

     
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  8. Brian Toth

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    Some of you may know that Pat Metheny is my favorite musician on the planet. He got a huge start with Gary Burton and here's what he said about Gary among other things:

    "I have often contended that Gary Burton is one of the best improvisers of all time - not just as a vibist, but among all players. The range of melodic options that he brings to the table nightly is staggering in its vastness".
     
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    I find this to be very interesting. I hope I grasp a better understanding of it all each time I look at it. It's a lot to digest.
     
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  10. Brian Toth

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    Gary's retirement will leave a big hole in the music world.
     

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