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#1804167 - 12/11/11 07:52 AM Re: Join the JOI jazz joint ! [Re: davefrank]
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Originally Posted By: davefrank
Plus Christmas in NYC is dynamite. We'll leave this to the greater will and see what happens.

DF

chinese food and a movie?

I hope the recording happens soon.

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#1804169 - 12/11/11 07:57 AM Re: Join the JOI jazz joint ! [Re: custard apple]
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Originally Posted By: custard apple

Have fun with your IMF concert on Wednesday, I hope Christine Lagarde can make it.


You are so on top of things. How do you even know I am playing there next week?
should be a fun one!
Also got booked for an upscale restaurant on the 30 th. all through friends I played with at one time or another.

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#1804171 - 12/11/11 08:05 AM Re: Join the JOI jazz joint ! [Re: custard apple]
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>> I'm up to Lesson 41. Would you remember what jazz standard is No-one but You ? It's in F maj.
It's you or noone.

>>I achieved my objective of learning Satin Doll in one month, my improv speed is 69 bpm with this one, I hope to post when it reaches 80 bpm.
Dave told you to go up to 80? I think 69, 72 is good enough. Once you get used to playing find your way though the changes with ease, you can work on speed later. The trick about speed is the slice of pizza.

>>could I tentatively suggest Sat 17th
I could do morning.

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#1804668 - 12/12/11 05:37 AM Re: Join the JOI jazz joint ! [Re: custard apple]
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Hi Knotty
Thanks for It's you or no-one. I listened to it on you-tube and liked Freddie Hubbard's solo a lot.
It seems like a "long" standard to long, the first one I've come across with 4 different sections A B C D.

Re improv, Dave also told me 69-72 bpm. I'm pleased Dave told you that too as I thought he gave me that speed suggestion since I wasn't very good. But now I feel better smile smile
Today I did 72 bpm.
The reason I would love to achieve 80 bpm is that the head doesn't sound that good at 72 bpm.

Congrats on being offered the New Years Eve gig. Everyone will love your Lee Morgan stuff.

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#1804671 - 12/12/11 05:48 AM Re: Join the JOI jazz joint ! [Re: ten left thumbs]
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Originally Posted By: ten left thumbs


Speaking of hanons, that is interesting custard, about the melodic minor. But please, whatever you do, don't look at hanon #44. How are you doing with these? I had really hit a wall around 130 with lessons 22-24. Then come lesson 25, and somehow it all just felt a lot easier. When I looked at the metronome, it was over 160. So go figure. wink



Hi 10 and Knotty
I agree that Lesson 25 was a lot easier than Lesson 23 and 24 which both require the lifting of the hand for each pattern, if I recall correctly.
I'm still struggling with my challenge tempo of 144 bpm for Lesson 25. As you can hear, I'm swinging some of the triplets frown

http://www.box.com/s/9ld3i2izy6gy4y4n9env

Should I keep on working on Lesson 25 or move onto Lesson 26 ?

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#1804716 - 12/12/11 08:59 AM Re: Join the JOI jazz joint ! [Re: custard apple]
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Cus,
I would move to 26, unless you really want to stay with 25. That pace was really good.

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#1804942 - 12/12/11 04:50 PM Re: Join the JOI jazz joint ! [Re: knotty]
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You nailed the evening for a couple of Jewish guys:)

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#1804971 - 12/12/11 05:40 PM Re: Join the JOI jazz joint ! [Re: knotty]
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Originally Posted By: knotty


>>could I tentatively suggest Sat 17th
I could do morning.


Want to googleplus on Saturday night, custard? Probably quite late - but I've not checked times. Early for Americans, afternoon for me, and late for you. Anyone else want to join in?

btw, good going on the hanon! laugh
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#1804986 - 12/12/11 06:11 PM Re: Join the JOI jazz joint ! [Re: custard apple]
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Knots, Dave and 10
Thanks for listening to my Hanon. I will move onto Lesson 26.
Maybe I can start Book 2 Hanons for the New Year.

10
I have a couple of parties on Saturday and I have to wake up early on Sunday. If I can make it I will join you. But don't worry about me.
It's important that Knotty can listen to your progressions.

Dave
Last night I watched the Gary Giddins 1 hour documentary on Bird.
Bird was awesome when he played Hot House with Dizzy and Dick. I think it's so hot that you can play with someone who played with Bird.
There must literally be only a handful of great cats still alive and performing who gigged with Bird. Actually Sonny Rollins is the only other I can think of.

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#1804996 - 12/12/11 06:26 PM Re: Join the JOI jazz joint ! [Re: custard apple]
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Hi custard, that's a shame about the timing, but there are only so many parties a girl can fit into a Saturday night... wink We'll both be doing wild hanons next year!
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#1804999 - 12/12/11 06:29 PM Re: Join the JOI jazz joint ! [Re: ten left thumbs]
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haha 10 smile smile .

I can still see myself on the Hanons 2 years after I finish JOI.
Some of the 16th Hanons look like nightmares.

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#1805230 - 12/13/11 05:33 AM Re: Join the JOI jazz joint ! [Re: custard apple]
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Hello
Here I try Satin Doll @ 80 bpm.

http://www.box.com/s/gjs79j6xmur561agy65o

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#1805255 - 12/13/11 07:33 AM Re: Join the JOI jazz joint ! [Re: custard apple]
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Cus
This is awesome.
It's exciting to see you navigate these changes with such ease.
Pay attention to how many play that tunes and you'll see they don't play over the bar line as well as you just did. They stop and treat blocks of chords separately, or play in a very scalar way.
You were throwing arps all over the place up and down.
It shows you really have understood these changes.
That was totally at a new level.

Only two things I would say.
1. Swing the melody. Easiest way its to play along duke Ellington on youtube. The rhythms might be written odd in your book. Best to go to the source.
2. Do a quick recording and say slice of pizza as you play. When your line starts on an off beat, you say 'a slice of pizza'.
When you end your line on the beat, you say ' slice of pizza pie'
Accent the slice.

Very nice job.

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#1805261 - 12/13/11 07:54 AM Re: Join the JOI jazz joint ! [Re: custard apple]
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Very nice. smile Custard Apple - Queen of Arps!
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#1805565 - 12/13/11 05:28 PM Re: Join the JOI jazz joint ! [Re: knotty]
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Hi Knots
Many thanks for your prompt detailed feedback.
As you say, Coltrane's Giant Steps is all arps.
That's a great idea to play along with a recording to make sure I'm swinging the head. I've noticed that a lot of the recordings don't swing the B section as much, do you agree ?

Originally Posted By: knotty


When your line starts on an off beat, you say 'a slice of pizza'.
When you end your line on the beat, you say ' slice of pizza pie'
Accent the slice.



I thought that I should always say "Slice of pizza" regardless of whether I start on an off-beat or on beat ?
I will have another try within the next few days and see what you think.

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#1805569 - 12/13/11 05:30 PM Re: Join the JOI jazz joint ! [Re: custard apple]
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Hi 10
Thanks for listening and your kind words.

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#1805645 - 12/13/11 06:57 PM Re: Join the JOI jazz joint ! [Re: custard apple]
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>> I've noticed that a lot of the recordings don't swing the B section as much, do you agree

Not really. Check this out:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDDCzb3dv_Y


>> I thought that I should always say "Slice of pizza" regardless of whether I start on an off-beat or on beat ?
This latest stuff is the new bomb.

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#1805650 - 12/13/11 07:04 PM Re: Join the JOI jazz joint ! [Re: custard apple]
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Cus, Great Job on a fine Satin! The singing, the smooth changes, the flowing arps. I wish you many slices of pizza.

Knotty, the keyboard was the same. The recording was a Garageband file copied into iTunes and then copied back into Garageband and then back into iTunes. I accidentally erased the original. I'm still getting the hang of this.

Recording, for me, is a welcome exposure to performance anxiety, internal pressure, and temporary amnesia as I play to an internal mic. I choke the first few times, and then gradually make fewer mistakes until I find something that passes my less than exacting standards.

So here's something for a Rainy Day

Thank you all for your kind comments. Over the next month I hope to move from Precipitation to Postcipitation.
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#1805759 - 12/13/11 11:48 PM Re: Join the JOI jazz joint ! [Re: custard apple]
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Cus, there was a big problem with the SD at 80 impov -you were playing all straight eights notes. Got to swing them amiga! The lines themselves were good, try it again with the swingin 1/8th this time..one way to make sure that you're using swing 1/8ths is to start improvising intentionally for a few measures with straight 1/8th, then switch to swing 1/8th so you can feel the difference..

Dave

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#1805827 - 12/14/11 03:14 AM Re: Join the JOI jazz joint ! [Re: Norman Cotterell]
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Originally Posted By: Norman Cotterell
Cus, Great Job on a fine Satin! The singing, the smooth changes, the flowing arps. I wish you many slices of pizza.



Thank you Norm ! I'm gonna hold a competition between you and 10 for best vocals when you get up to Satin Doll.

To tell you the truth, I fear that I will choke on these pizzas Knotty has given me.
And Dave's sprinkled the hambenero chilli just to finish me off wink

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#1805828 - 12/14/11 03:19 AM Re: Join the JOI jazz joint ! [Re: davefrank]
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Originally Posted By: davefrank
Cus, there was a big problem with the SD at 80 impov -you were playing all straight eights notes. Got to swing them amiga! The lines themselves were good, try it again with the swingin 1/8th this time..one way to make sure that you're using swing 1/8ths is to start improvising intentionally for a few measures with straight 1/8th, then switch to swing 1/8th so you can feel the difference..

Dave


"smacks wrist".
Yeah that was naughty of me. I had the same problem of forgetting to swing during the period I was doing the progression exercises when there were too many scales to remember.
Whereas the changes in Take the A Train moved very slowly, the changes in Satin Doll seem to be like lightning.
Thanks for your feedback Dave.

Back to Lesson 1 for me !

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#1806030 - 12/14/11 12:41 PM Re: Join the JOI jazz joint ! [Re: custard apple]
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custard - I liked the straight bits. smile You'll get there!

Norm - that was graceful on the grace notes!
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#1806189 - 12/14/11 04:55 PM Re: Join the JOI jazz joint ! [Re: custard apple]
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Hey !
When is the g+ hangout, I'd like to join.

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#1806533 - 12/15/11 09:32 AM Re: Join the JOI jazz joint ! [Re: custard apple]
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I can be there 9AM EST, or 10AM. After that, the crazy day begins.

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#1806646 - 12/15/11 12:20 PM Re: Join the JOI jazz joint ! [Re: custard apple]
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10am for knotty is, I think, 2am the next day for custard. Knotty, could you do 8am? This would be midnight for custard, 1pm for me. We could make it a pyjama party.

Please can someone check the time zones, as I am completely capable of making a mistake.
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#1806703 - 12/15/11 01:59 PM Re: Join the JOI jazz joint ! [Re: custard apple]
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OK. I may not be able to play, but I can watch and criticize. Which is basically my favorite part of the program ;-)

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#1806818 - 12/15/11 05:14 PM Re: Join the JOI jazz joint ! [Re: custard apple]
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Is midnight possible, custard? Shall we give him something to criticize?
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#1806927 - 12/15/11 10:01 PM Re: Join the JOI jazz joint ! [Re: custard apple]
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10
Yup, midnight is fine for me.
Just as well you and I don't mind scathing criticism wink

Knots
Thanks for making time for us on your very busy weekend.

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#1807012 - 12/16/11 03:44 AM Re: Join the JOI jazz joint ! [Re: custard apple]
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OK, time settled then. Norm, you join us for scathing criticism and a mince-pie breakfast?

Sat 17th, Joiful Christmas party.

EST 8am
Ecosse 1pm
Sydney midnight the next day.

Custard, will you play us 'In the Bleak Midsummer'?

In the bleak midsummer
Barbequeue's made moan
Sand so hot it's smouldering
Ice-cream by the tonne...
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#1807026 - 12/16/11 05:12 AM Re: Join the JOI jazz joint ! [Re: custard apple]
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haha 10 I always knew the best poets came from Scotland.
But does it swing ?

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