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Thanks Knotty. Once again, you've chosen a very nice song for me. This is going to be my workshedding song. I'm going to learn it in 3 other keys (usually I only do one other key). My drills will include starting each bar on the 3, and each bar on the 7.
Thanks Knotty, that's a very helpful insight. I didn't know how to treat the B dim in my Roman numeral analysis. But now I know it's only part of a chromatic sequence to get to the last cadence beginning with Bb.
Thanks also for your kool ending for ATTYA that you posted on you-tube. Those substitutes sound great.
Here is my latest Hanon, Lesson 33, all triplets at my challenge tempo of 108 bpm.
Wow Cus, Dancing lightly over the keys, you JH is quite musical. I look forward to hearing what you put on top of those cool ATTYA chords.
Meanwhile, I'm still wrestling with Lesson 9: Here's the blues tune: First time with a steady metronome clicking in my headphones and MIDI plugged in (so as not to wake the wife and kids), the second time with rhythm track, voice and computer mic (Recorded the next day, when the coast was clear, and no-one was within earshot).
Norm - you're swinging there! All sounds good and accurate to me, and I love your singing embellishments.
My own update: Really enjoying the changes for Lady bird, now on joi lesson 41. Also, I'm working on some Bill Evans tunes (Waltz for Debby and Very Early) from transcription. Lots of fun, only I do worry what the neighbours think, as I know I can be quite loud.
Woooohoooo Norm ! Your met work has really paid off, the rhythm was just fine. And I really liked your fun coda. For your new jazz song, There is No Greater Love, you can learn the swingin’ version of the head from Harry Sweets Edison. If you have spare time, listen to Sonny Rollins' emotional solo.
Hey 10 Whose transcription are you playing for Very Early ?
Knots, Norm and 10 Thanks for your nice words about my Hanon. Knotty: Did you mean I didn’t sound relaxed, or are you warning me to stay relaxed when I try for more speed ? The next Hanon is all triplets and even harder.
Knotty I'm glad you've brought up the subject of arrangements. Even though I haven't arranged for literally months, I've been thinking a lot about arrangements. At the beginning of the year I set myself the long-term goal of developing the tools for arrangements. To this end, I've learnt drop 2 voicings (90 days), and am about to finish on quartal voicings (45 days). What do you recommend as the next most useful tool for arrangements ?
Another question I wanted to ask you was about the masters; when the masters play arrangements do you think the arrangements are likely to have been largely pre-planned, or improvised ?
At this stage I don’t wish to do a full-blown arrangement. This is because I’m focusing my brain power on improv.
I really like your arrangements so if you plan to record It’s You or No-one, I’d love to listen to it.
For your new jazz song, There is No Greater Love, you can learn the swingin’ version of the head from Harry Sweets Edison. If you have spare time, listen to Sonny Rollins' emotional solo.
Cus, Thanks for your kind comments, and for directing me to the the Sweets Edison edition. He added 23 fresh codas to his version, an amazing tour de force. Rollin grows on me, slowly, but surely. The version of Greater Love I came to first, however, was with Marc Thomas on vocals, and Ahmet Gulbay on piano. Here's a live version:
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