Giant Steps

scottl

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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.

Scott
 

Frank Axtell

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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. :eek:

This was my first attempt at recording GS. :cool:

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scottl

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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!

Happy holidays!

Scott
 

Frank Axtell

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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.

Wow- great!:)
 

Tomo

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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'

Tomo
 

Texas_Blues

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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
 




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