Mastering progressive blues soloing & improvisation In the same way people learn their native language with ease, Shin'ichi Suzuki reasoned that people could also learn music environmentally simply by being immersed in an enjoyable musical and nurturing environment, an osmosis of sorts. "If a child hears fine music from the day of his birth and learns to play it himself, he develops sensitivity, discipline and endurance. He gets a beautiful heart."
Creative phrasing approaches for improvisation and soloing. Charles Limb, an otolaryngological surgeon at Johns Hopkins (also a musician), worked with a team of researchers to analyze and map what was happening in the brains of musicians as they played. The study determined that “musicians who are engaged with other musicians in spontaneous improvisation show robust activation in the same brain areas traditionally associated with spoken language and syntax.”
Move beyond power chords and pentatonics and open up your musical universe! Kiko Loureiro's roots in Brazilian, Latin, Fusion, Jazz, Metal and Classical music influence his masterful compositions and stlye.
This much-anticipated recording debut of the new jazz supergroup- David Murray, Geri Allen & Terri Lyne Carrington Power Trio- is dedicated to Ornette Coleman, who passed just days before the recording. The album features (and is named after) Coleman's never before recorded composition, “Perfection.”
Because he's long been stereotyped by the rousing neo-romantic adventure scores for the Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Jurassic Park franchises, it's easy to forget that composer John Williams is hardly idiomatically challenged. When Steven Spielberg gratifyingly used the clout of his enormous commercial success to produce and direct this brave Holocaust drama, his longtime musical collaborator used the opportunity to display both the depth and maturity of his musical gifts and training, producing a score with sad, evocative melodies frequently carried by the violin of the great Itzhak Perlman. Rich with ethnic nuance and showcasing the composer's masterful orchestral/choral subtlety, Williams's emotionally compelling score for Schindler's List also won the Academy Award for Best Dramatic Score.
Collection includes: Dear Sir (1995); What Would the Community Think (1996); Myra Lee (1996); Moon Pix (1998); The Covers Record (2000); You Are Free (2003); Speaking for Trees: A Film by Mark Borthwick (DVD) + Willie Deadwilder (CD) (2004); The Greatest (2006); Jukebox (2008); Sun (2012).
Move beyond power chords and pentatonics and open up your musical universe! Kiko Loureiro's roots in Brazilian, Latin, Fusion, Jazz, Metal and Classical music influence his masterful compositions and stlye. In this program, Kiko shows you a method for using arpeggios to craft amazing leads and melodies. He starts with major and minor arpeggios and triad voicings and builds them into progressions. Then expands on this concept with major arpeggio extensions adding the 7th and 9th and shows how to complete the mission by delivering full dominant and diminished arpeggios in single and cross string technique.
Most of us remember exactly where we were and what we were doing when significant events in our life occurred. W.C. Handy’s transmogrification from formally trained musician and educator to ‘Father of the Blues’ was triggered in a single moment on a Tutwiler, Mississippi train track back in 1903.