Tom Quayle - Jazz Lead dvd...

Mark Badham posted this 19 September 2015

Recently purchased Tom Quayle Jazz Lead dvd... I've been trying to learn Jazz for a while now and it's quite obvious I didn't do enough basic jazz theory.... thanks to this dvd I'm back on track... I think I need the Jazz Rhythm dvd as well... is the Chords and Shapes dvd by Tom part of this Jazz duo?

Fretmagic6

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Levi Clay posted this 19 September 2015

Yeah, get the rhythm one. The chords and shapes on isn't part of the same set, but is another good DVD on chords. Think of it as my Chord Encyclopedia the lite edition.

You made the age old mistake of going to jazz lead before rhythm. Jazz is all about harmony, especially on the guitar (we're primarily a rhythm instrument in jazz) and in order to be able to solo over progressions, you need to understand the harmony on a deep level.

Dm7 - G7 - Cmaj7 is less likely to happen than Dm11 - Db7#5#9 - Cmaj9#11

for all intents and purposes though... they're the same thing - both ii-V-Is in C but with extensions and a tritone sub

so in summary

harmony harmony harmony!

More seriously though - enjoy the ride! It's such a rich genre with so much to do, and one of the few where you feel like you're soloing when playing rhythm parts! How's THAT for self indulgence? haha

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Mark Badham posted this 20 September 2015

[quote=LickLibrary Levi;111203]Yeah, get the rhythm one. The chords and shapes on isn't part of the same set, but is another good DVD on chords. Think of it as my Chord Encyclopedia the lite edition.

You made the age old mistake of going to jazz lead before rhythm. Jazz is all about harmony, especially on the guitar (we're primarily a rhythm instrument in jazz) and in order to be able to solo over progressions, you need to understand the harmony on a deep level.

Dm7 - G7 - Cmaj7 is less likely to happen than Dm11 - Db7#5#9 - Cmaj9#11

for all intents and purposes though... they're the same thing - both ii-V-Is in C but with extensions and a tritone sub

so in summary

harmony harmony harmony!

More seriously though - enjoy the ride! It's such a rich genre with so much to do, and one of the few where you feel like you're soloing when playing rhythm parts! How's THAT for self indulgence? haha [/quote]

Indeed Levi l should have started with rhythm... like you say it's all about harmony.. now I know that I certainly will enjoy the ride!!!..

Thanks for your help and advice...

Fretmagic6

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Levi Clay posted this 20 September 2015

always here if you need it :)

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Mark Badham posted this 24 September 2015

[quote=LickLibrary Levi;111208]always here if you need it :)[/quote]

Levi,

Is the Altered Scale used to play over Dominant 7th Chords in Jazz?... and what is meant by common notes?

Fretmagic6

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