John Scofield technique for playing on tunes

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  1. vivacuica

    vivacuica Member

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    Hey guys--

    Scofield did a clinic some years back that covers how he approaches learning to play over the chord changes of any tune.

    There were some nice solos he did during the clinic that showed his technique so I've transcribed them along with explanations. You can find them here:

    http://somuchsound.blogspot.com/2012...tice-tune.html

    If anyone else knows about clinics like this one where the player speaks specifically about how they practice I'd be interested to hear it.
     
  2. jb70

    jb70 Supporting Member

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    very cool sean! there are a few wayne krantz lessons on his site (at $5 a pop they're a no-brainer) where he talks about rhythm, harmony, and melody and how he practices those things. i wish more of my favorite jazz musicians would release recordings of themselves practicing or talking about specific ways in which they practice new tunes
     
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    Thanks for posting! I'm gonna dig into this after my gig this afternoon. Some info in here I've been after. Thanks again!!!
     
  4. Rob G

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    Awesome, thanks for posting!
     
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    Were cool. Thank you for posting that.
     
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    Carl Verheyen gave a clinic here in Denver and was very specific about his approach as well as the music biz. He was very open and answered a lot specific questions from the audience both during the show and after. A very informative evening worth catching.
     
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    Awesome, thanks!!
     
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    I recently got an email from National Guitar Workshop indicating that Sco would be their guest instructor at one of their sessions. You may want to look into going to that.
     
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    cool. he feels the same way i do about "giant steps". it's just too damn hard.
     
  10. vivacuica

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    Yeah Wayne is really great at explaining his concepts. It seems like a lot of these guys, though they may be great players are kind of lousy at explaining how they got so good. That's why it's always nice to stumble on this kind of core information of how they practice. I bet Scofield is a pretty good teacher.
     

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