Giant Steps

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  1. scottl

    scottl Member

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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
     
  2. 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:

    www.frankaxtell.com
     
  3. 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
     
  4. 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!:)
     
  5. 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
     
  6. Frank Axtell

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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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