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#2034390 - 02/16/13 05:50 PM *New* - Beginning Improvising using Modal Vamps w/Dave Frank  
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This in-depth master class can teach you to improvise) Designed for beginning improvisers, this class focuses on BREAKING THE IMPROV BARRIER using modal vamps. Free.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjJVSQz1eK4

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#2034598 - 02/17/13 05:29 AM Re: *New* - Beginning Improvising using Modal Vamps w/Dave Frank [Re: davefrank]  
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Thank you very much Sir smile I am probably still too much of a beginner to actually be able to follow the tutorial but I enjoy your videos very much so I will watch this one with pleasure too smile

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- Please, forgive my bad English smile

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#2034649 - 02/17/13 09:14 AM Re: *New* - Beginning Improvising using Modal Vamps w/Dave Frank [Re: davefrank]  
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Hi Dave,

Thank you So Much for this video. It is exactly what I've been working on for quite some time, sort of "naturally" by having discovered this while "noodling" after practice time.

I'll be watching this video over and over for a while.

John

Edit: 10 minutes after watching the video, sitting at the keyboard... Wow, this is really kewl; very beautiful sounds smile Thanks again!


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#2034653 - 02/17/13 09:29 AM Re: *New* - Beginning Improvising using Modal Vamps w/Dave Frank [Re: Jean-Luc]  
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Originally Posted by Jean-Luc
Thank you very much Sir smile I am probably still too much of a beginner to actually be able to follow the tutorial but I enjoy your videos very much so I will watch this one with pleasure too smile


Jean-Luc, just try it and you'll get it soon enough smile As Dave mentioned: Practice for a few weeks.

Greetings from "La Belle Province" de Qu├ębec.

John


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#2034670 - 02/17/13 09:56 AM Re: *New* - Beginning Improvising using Modal Vamps w/Dave Frank [Re: davefrank]  
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I have one tidbit to contribute. The popular song "Porcelain" by Moby is almost all a modal vamp. There are four chords in the vamp (Gm, Bb, Fm, Ab) but really they are just two - Gm7 and Bb combine to make Gm7 and Fm and Ab combine to make Fm7. The tinkly piano parts are Bb mixolydian.

Common to modal vamping there is no real "resolution" or diatonic progression' certainly nothin like a V-I cadence. Instead the tonal center is in distinct, which helps give the song its floating quality. It's a fun one to vamp on smile



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