Walking bass

Hi there !

Well, it’s official, I’ll never be able to regulary post videos !

Any way, I’m still alive and practicing. My pace is more or less two hours training a day. I’m not sure I’ll be able to do more, as I hardly can free up more time.

So today here is exercice on Autumn leaves. It’s about playing a walking bass, and playing the chord on the first heighth note of the first beat.

Find it here (on youtube actually, daily motion seems so agonising, I’m afraid it vanishes without warning)

Hope you like it,

regards,

PE

Nuages

Hi there.

I guess I’ll never manage to post more than a video a month. Well, let’s stick to that pace then.

Here is Nuages, from Django Reinhardt, arranged by my teacher.

I hope you like it.

Thanks, for coming,

PE

Some news

Hi there,

It’s been a long time since last post. I’ve been very busy !

But here are some news:

-broke the 2000 hours point some weeks ago

-been keeping the pace of  2 hours daily.

-got a new and sweet guitar 😀

Anyway, here are some tune we recorder with the jazz trio.

I play rythm and the first solo on Blue Bossa, and the theme on Nuages.

Blue Bossa

 

 

Nuages

 

 

 

 

 

Hope you like it,

regards,

PE

Guide tones

Hi there.

The core notes of the chords are the guide tones (3rd and 7th). So let’s target them…

Here on Autumn leaves.

 

Thanks for watching,

PE

Take the Coltrane

Hi there.

Here is a recording I made this week with the bassist of the conservatory workshop. We are starting a band (happy smiley *here*) ! The line up should be a bassist, another guitarist and I. We’ll cover some jazz standards and more stuff.I’ll post about this later because it’s pretty exiting !

So here is take the Coltrane. It was kind of an impromptu recording, through some kind of a Boss console . No post-production (or so I believe)

 

Hope you like it,

regards,

PE

Metronome

Hi there,

those 2 last weeks I’ve been working a lot with a metronome. Very slowly, in order to integrate the beat. The idea is to be able to place a triplet, a eight note etc… with perfect accuracy.

Here’s an example on Mr PC. You can also notice that the beat is on 2 and 4, so at the same time as you feel comfortable with the beat, the accent on the 2 and 4  makes its way in your playing.

It doesn’t sound very fun, but it’s a very good way to play more cleanly and accuratly.

The Mooch

Hi there.

I’ve been very busy this month so I couldn’t upload anything. I guess I’ll never manage to post once a week or at least twice a month. Too bad… Still I manage to log 65 hours of playing, played a concert with the conservatory and participated in a jam session. It was a good month !

Any way, here is a cover of the Mooch we played live in one of the conservatory concert. hope you like it.

CA. 1935 - CAPTION: A publicity shot of Duke Ellington. CREDIT: DUKE ELLINGTON COLLECTION.

CA. 1935 – CAPTION: A publicity shot of Duke Ellington. CREDIT: DUKE ELLINGTON COLLECTION.

Cheers,

PE

 

 

 

John Scofield

Hi there.

You won’t suffer listening to me playing the guitar in this post.

Instead you’ll have a hint of the concert I saw last week. John Scofield and his mates really were astonishing. Jazz giants, live !

What a great evening. I can’t stress you enough to go and see them if they come near you.

Regards,

PE

September: back to (music) school

Hi there.

This month has been great for many reasons: first of all, everybody’s fine around me ! Then I managed to log 73 hours of guitar practice. I never played that much. It more than 2 hours a day, which is -very- good considering my situation.

Also I went back to music school. This time I’m not only participating to the music workshop, but I also take instrument classes and musical theory classes. This very interesting.

So first lesson was on chords melody. Here is a sample applied to  fly me to the moon.

 

Cheers,

PE