Thank you so much! My new book/CD " Playing by ear and feeling " just released in Japan 2/8/10. So I make one video every week. Yes, I hope I have chance to make in English too.Tomo your videos are awesome! It would be amazing if you eventually got around to making English versions if you have some time.
Love your playing and your philosophy about playing too! If I'm ever in Boston, I'll buy you a drink!
Tomo, are there plans to translate and publish the book in English?I wish I have this book in English. Chapter 5 is everything about triad harmony and application.
It's number one sale in guitar books (amazon japan).
Someone is already selling several used book of this. Price is double. (they know what they are doing!) First run is about gone! 5000 units.
So far ... My new book's response is so good. I am very happy about that.Tomo, are there plans to translate and publish the book in English?
Hi TomoHi Brian,
many ways to apply. but let's start with 145 blues and use 123/234 sets.
Can you play only triads over Bb blues, F blues etc.
If you like rock/blues... how about "Hotel California" I demonstrated this application on my Tone Merchant Clinic dvd.
Autumn Leaves lesson! 123 set strings,.. only play C-, F, B, Eb (you can sneak in E right before Eb!), Adim (Rt b3 b5), D, G-, G... etc,
What do you think? Thanks for your great question. I will make this video lesson example soon!
I dont quite understand why you suggested to play C-, F, B, Eb, Adim (Rt b3 b5), D, G-, G in Autumn Leaves.
It seems that the standard contain the below chords
Am7: A C D G
D7: D F# A C
Gmaj7: G B D F#
Cmaj7: C E G B
F#m7b5: F# A C E
B7: B D# F# A
Em7: E G B D
Grateful if you can advise me on this...
You only use each triad from each chord so
Major 7 :Rt M3 5 M7 =Use Major triad
Dom 7 : Rt M3 5 b7 =Use Major triad
Minor 7 :Rt b3 5 b7 =Use minor triad
Min7b5 :Rt b3 b5 b7 =Use Dim triad
So just look at those notes. You only use triads! Think each degrees instead of shapes. Triangle is 5th Root M3!
Go back and practice all C- triads in all possible inversions... then next.
Hope this helps.
You're welcome. Basically you can apply this to any jazz standards. Pat Metheny once told me that he used to push "triads" to his students. Another word, he made his students to play only triads over standards. That it!Thanks Tomo
So what if I use your suggested triad over Autumn Leaves chord changes?
C-, F, B, Eb, Adim (Rt b3 b5), D, G-, G