Tagged: Jazz fusion gospel
This topic contains 22 replies, has 7 voices, and was last updated by Willie Myette 2 years ago.
January 27, 2016 at 10:36 pm #1598
Thanks Willie to hear us ! ( even you have already so much to do !) all you could do about fusion will be a great add
i was thinking you could begin with a song, why not Smile if others love it too, or Amazing grace or whatever is fusion (jazz gospel latin funk) . To give us the chords the harmonization and how this melting styles come in when improvising on.
we are all waiting your great lesson on ……… ThanksOctober 3, 2016 at 6:48 am #2678
Please please Willie dont forget this promise of giving us a lesson about such fusion song………. 8 month alreadyOctober 11, 2016 at 9:48 am #2702
OK thanks for reminding me guys. He’s been on my mind since I just started picking up Snarky Puppy again. I’ll get this on the docket soon.November 23, 2016 at 2:04 pm #2850
still looking for this lesson…. it will be greatDecember 29, 2016 at 8:52 pm #2944
Please jazzedge members and piano fusion guys … post here with me for having this lesson request !!!!! please please …. 🙂 🙂 🙂
“willie said 1 year ago about it :
Yeah there is a ton of stuff in this that we can dive into it. Let me ponder this some more and get something together for January hopefully! ”
it was about january 2016 desperately…….. ” 😉January 5, 2017 at 2:45 pm #2960
Pierre, yes it would be interesting to get some fusion lessons.
Listening just a bit to the Ed Motta piece, you should try your own bit of transcription work on parts of interest to you. I hear this over and over with good jazz instructors to spend time on transcription. I don’t do it enough myself. But offhand that solo sounds like it’s using fairly simple patterns you might pick up quick.
Have you come upon this scary sounding term, “cyclical quadruplets”?
It’s actually a fairly simple idea you’ve probably heard in fusion a thousand, zillion times. Four note pattern that moves away and comes back to the same note, then advances a step, giving a beautiful flowing slowly evolving phrase. I hear that concept in the solo in Smile. You’d find it fast with a bit of transcription here.
Here’s one of a thousand variants of a cyclical quadruplet in C major:
C A B C (go down a few steps from the C to the A, then back up to the original note/C)
D B C D
E C D E
F D E F
G E F G
(Etc., as high as you want the solo passage to rise up the C scale, or whatever key your phrase/song is in. Start the metronome very slow till you figure out the quadruplet and its basic cycle)
The guy who describes this the best is Bert Ligon, Director of Jazz Studies, at University of South Carolina, who did a must-have book “Comprehensive Technique For Jazz Musicians” He also has an academic, free website at the university you could pore over for decades
Um, in short, Pierre? yes let’s have a fusion lesson or two! 🙂January 10, 2017 at 11:57 pm #2967
wow thks ChrisK for this nice support and the cool link … hope hearin you soon … plz others player ask too for those fusion lessons 🙂January 11, 2017 at 8:20 pm #2974
Haven’t forgotten about this, just doing changes and updates to the site first 😉
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