Discussion in 'Member Video and Sound Clips' started by Frank Axtell, Nov 17, 2005.
My take on Giant Steps.
Great job Frank! This is certainly one of the hardest tunes I have tried tackling! I had to do my version as a wimpy slow bossa! You really did a fine job, especially considering the faster tempo.
Thanks ScottL for your kind words of encouragment.
The tune "Giant Steps" has been an arduous ongoing project for me.
When I studied with Vincent Bredice and Joe Diorio, they always put this tune as a high priority. Both were sticklers for analyzation and technique.
This was my first attempt at recording GS.
I hear you on that one! SOmeone dared me several years ago to record it. I practiced it for a couple of hours to memorize the changes and I reocrded this version http://www.scottlernermusic.com/music/GiantSteps.mp3
Other than the sloppy time in the beginning, it did not come out too badly. It was a Guitar War entry. Where I met Jazzpick btw!
I really enjoyed your slight rythmic displacement of the melody and melodic intervalic note tension choices:AOK
I always enjoy listening to your stuff!! It's so musical.
Great to hear rockin' giant steps. Great playing over
changes. it's tough tune.
I just noticed your picking sound... I can't help myself
to tell you... If you could pick a bit soft with more dynamics,
less picking noise... you would have more control over
your playing. Try record with/without overdrive,
without delay and reverb. This way you can hear tiny
detail of your tone, picking tone.
Great job! Keep playin'
Thanks for the input!
I was wondering on the chord changes for "Giant Steps" do you just read the letters on the real book transcription as chords, ike the b chord and then D7, because I dont think the D7 chord sounds right like the song.
Thanks. any tips welcomed