Ecco il 1° episodio di una nuovissima serie realizzata con la preziosa collaborazione dell’amico e collega musicista/insegnante Alessio Alberghini della scuola Fra le Quinte (Cento FE) al sax tenore.
La serie si intitola IMPRO LAB e comprende video teorico-pratici con sax, piano e basso, che stiamo stanno sviluppando per dare idee e materiali ai nostri studenti (lontani e vicini) a improvvisare musica con un po’ di idee sane in testa.
E quindi veniamo al primo tutorial, “LA SCALA BLUES 4.0”, un viaggio a tappe dentro la scala blues e le sue evoluzioni più “ardite” per arrivare a rendere i tuoi soli sempre più interessanti e personali.
Un video in parte teorico e in parte pratico, con tanti esempi musicali e dimostrazioni da parte del sax (e poi del duo assieme) per darti una percezione molto concreta dei vari step con cui cui puoi costruire e usare la scala blues.
Questo approccio alla scala blues è molto comodo per impararla, memorizzarla e usarla creativamente. Buona visione!
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SENSE OF RHYTHM: do you have it?
Just let me start by asking you the following questions:
- Do you find it difficult to “keep with the beat” while you’re playing, on the contrary you tend to stammer after the first few seconds?
- Do you find it hard to feel the steady pulse flowing underneath any music piece?
- Do you play out of time when you tap the rhythm with your foot?
- Do you suffer from upbeat-downbeat confusion?
- Are odd times a mystery as obscure and inscrutable as Stonehenge?
If you have answered YES to at least one of these questions, this article is for you… and it probably means you haven’t devoted enough time to develop your rhythmic skills as a musician.
Even more, it means you haven’t practised in the best possible way to learn the essential rhythmic foundations you need if you want to play any type of music.
What’s more dreadful than an out-of-time musician???
This mini-course will therefore rescue you!
To acquire good rhythmic skills (the ones that every good musician should have), there is nothing better than practising hand-clapping.
This is because by clapping your hand, you can actually become one with the rhythm you are playing. Rhythm will vibrate in your body and thus convert into a very clear inner pulsation.
Both my students at BassLab (Bologna) and those who are using my method “The Contemporary Bassist” find out that we use hand-clapping from as early as Lesson 1, because this practice will change their life as musicians!
That’s why I have decided to create this course in 10 INTERACTIVE VIDEOS designed to help you develop your rhythmic perception and your rhythm-keeping skills.
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I hope this post finds you well. Just a quick note to let you know that my bestseller, Bassista Contemporaneo vol.1, is now available in English with the title THE CONTEMPORARY BASSIST.
This book is a full, comprehensive course to learn play the bass from scratch while at the same time developing a wide range of musical skills (aural, rhythmic, technical, and so forth), in a step by step process. And you’ll learn reading music (no tabs, by the way!).