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#2100890 - 06/11/13 11:42 AM Re: Berklee improvisation course on Coursera [Re: Jim Frazee]  
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Originally Posted by Jim Frazee
Well, I'll be . . . you did play the head (and quite nicely, may I add). thumb I don't know what I was listening to - very strange.

No worries. smile

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#2100892 - 06/11/13 11:43 AM Re: Berklee improvisation course on Coursera [Re: knotty]  
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Originally Posted by knotty
+1 Chris Though I skipped the last tune, I did learn a good amount of stuff. Nice class, well worth it. Thanks for getting me to do it!
Välbekommen.

#2105709 - 06/21/13 11:40 AM Re: Berklee improvisation course on Coursera [Re: Veelo]  
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I just received my certificate from Gary's course and I scored 91%. I am 60 and haven't been in school in for some time and so this was a real challenge for me and a lot of hard work. It was a wonderful learning experience and considered taking the whole course but at $1,800 reality sets in. Just curious what others scored?

#2106245 - 06/22/13 02:01 PM Re: Berklee improvisation course on Coursera [Re: Veelo]  
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99.7%
I enjoyed it, learnt some new stuff and I dig Gary's approach.

#2106479 - 06/22/13 10:13 PM Re: Berklee improvisation course on Coursera [Re: chrisbell]  
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Originally Posted by chrisbell
99.7%


What happened to the 0.3% ?
Congrats Chris, I told you that you'd top the course.

#2106514 - 06/23/13 12:14 AM Re: Berklee improvisation course on Coursera [Re: Veelo]  
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I figured as much Chris your work was really nice to listen to. In fact olhos de gato was a problem till I heard your version and some others to get a feel for the tune. I noticed that some were upset at their grade [not that it matters] but if you did not score high with what you presented I might of gave some credence to to grips on the discussion pages. Again it was a wonderful experience to see music the way Gary Burton analyzes and hears music.
DPVJAZZ

#2106568 - 06/23/13 04:33 AM Re: Berklee improvisation course on Coursera [Re: Veelo]  
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Well I guess it shows I have some important work left to do. We, as humans, share 99% of our genes with bonobos and chimpanzees, and look where that last 1 procent has taken us. smile

Thanks for the kind words of encouragement.

Now off to prepare for my two weeks at the Aebersold camp. One Two Three Four . . .

#2106618 - 06/23/13 08:58 AM Re: Berklee improvisation course on Coursera [Re: Veelo]  
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I was watching a video about aebersoldv yesterday and guess who I saw playing the bass? wink

#2106634 - 06/23/13 09:40 AM Re: Berklee improvisation course on Coursera [Re: Veelo]  
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Moi?

#2106694 - 06/23/13 11:40 AM Re: Berklee improvisation course on Coursera [Re: chrisbell]  
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Hey, Chris!

My bass player, Allan Gabel, is also going to the camp. Look him up if you get the chance - I also told him you would be there and to look you up. sickI'm green with envy . . .


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#2106726 - 06/23/13 12:52 PM Re: Berklee improvisation course on Coursera [Re: Jim Frazee]  
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Originally Posted by Jim Frazee
Hey, Chris! My bass player, Allan Gabel, is also going to the camp. Look him up if you get the chance - I also told him you would be there and to look you up. sickI'm green with envy . . .
Will do!

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