From YouTube, a new way to practice your music. John Coltrane’s landmark tune and solo as you’ve never experienced it before. Reminds me of the t-shirt seen at practice this week that sez,
What part of
can’t you understand?
Just an itinerant saxophonist trying to find life between the changes. I have retired from the Corps of Engineers and Microsoft. I am an admin on the Woodwind Forum, run the Seattle Solid GOLD Big Band (formerly the Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra) a GOLD sax quartet, and enjoy time with family and friends.
I would like to make an intelligent comment but I don’t understand any of it. It really sounds good though!
I understand it. :-) I do.
It is good to be able to read music. Only those are chords to me as a guitarist.
What you call chords are called the ‘changes’ in jazz. By understanding the changes you can riff against the band or rhythm section in a way that you are comfortable with but within the intent of the composer. Some musicians would rather play against the changes that read music!
That was great! As soon as he started to go to town my head started swimming watching those notes. My hats off to everyone who can keep up like that! 😉
I just saw my icon in your friends and clicked on the "notes" (which I didn’t know one could do! ) and saw what you wrote…*smiling* thank you for that…
now, as to your comment – I"LL NEVER TELL HAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH (laughing)
Lovely… Only problem (for me…) is that having learnt to sight-read by scanning several bars ahead, I find that looking at just what notes are being played is rather like having tunnel vision – paranoia levels rising. But Trane’s playing more than makes up for it.Can you imagine teaching someone to read music by having a piece of card with a small square cut out, and holding the opening over the bar they were reading, bloocking all the rest ? Ouch ! Or having our little ‘handheld personal organisers’ on the music stand, all synchronised with the conductor’s organiser, showing us exactly where we are ? Many a true word is spoken in jest, I’m surprised that we still use sheets of manuscript…