MICHAEL BRECKER JAZZ IMPROVISATION Lick Quick Analysis

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CHROMATICS AND CELL [TETRACHORD] REPLICATION 

Michael brecker  jazz improvisation part 2 replicated cells

In this example can see how Michael Brecker weaves in and out of the harmony with a replicated cell that descends in minor 3rds.

4 note  cell

Michael brecker  jazz improvisation part 2 replicated cells

2 cells descending in minor 3rds replicated

replicated cells in minor 3rds for jazz improvisation

We can now look at the whole line and see and hear where the descending replicated  cells in minor 3rds start and how they serve their purpose.

Michael brecker  jazz improvisation part 2 replicated cells

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Syncopation/off beat LESSON for playing the guitar part 1

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How to Anticipate/syncopate and use anacrusis at the guitar in Music

OFF-BEAT PLAYING

In order to play “Off” the beat you must first establish the “On” beat. This way you can anticipate or push the music/melody/riff or motif along and then return to the established “On” beat.

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When beat one is established we can then push any beat from there on. The key is then to return to the “On” beat to start the next phrase or vamp or piece of music.

If you play “Off” the beat continuously the syncopation/anticipation will be lost.

In order to fully comprehend off-beat playing it is an extremely good idea to learn and practice the two most common essential rhythms in every way possible, both in the bar and across the bar line. But, always coming back to the “On” beat for the start of the new phrase.

Rhythm 1

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How to play on the beat and off the beat in music with chords.

Rhythm 2

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How to play on the beat and off the beat in music with chords.

You can change the harmonic rhythm or join the rhythms together and create vamps or phrases.

Example:

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How to play on the beat and off the beat in music with chords.

Example:

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How to play on the beat and off the beat in music with chords.

Mixing Both Rhythms Together:

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How to play on the beat and off the beat in music with chords.

Now we will add a bass push/anticipation: [Notice the BASS note is “Tied” across the bar line].

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How to play on the beat and off the beat in music with chords. [Anticipation]

In this example we will add a short “Melody” to a chord:

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How to play on the beat and off the beat in music with chords/Melody

Here are a set of variations on a chord change:

Variation 1:

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How to play on the beat and off the beat in music with chords.

Variation 2:

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On the beat

Variation 3:

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How to play on the beat and off the beat in music with chords.

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Jazz/fusion improvisation Altered scale Theory Lesson

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Today we will look at a John Mclaughlin alternate picking Jazz/Fusion improvisation cadence employing the altered dominant chord! Please watch the video below and then try it out yourself.

As you will see this cadence employs the Altered scale. It is a 2 [minor 7 flat 5] going to 5 [ “Altered Dominant”] 1 [major 7th]. This being Dm7 flat 5  G7 altered resolving to C major7.

I also employ a flat 5 substitution on the Dm7 flat 5. All of this resolves though and slips nicely into the altered dominant 5 chord. I also use pentatonics within the altered scale for rhythmic flow. Please look at the TAB/MUSIC below and play through it yourself to see and feel how it all “Naturally” unfolds. I employ alternate picking the same as John Mclaughlin.

John Mclaughlin alternate picking altered scale line Music/Tab

John Mclaughlin Alternate picking Altered scale jazz improviser line

VARIATION With an A flat Pentatonic shape replacing A flat minor/Major Arpeggio for the flat 5 substitution.

 

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