Part 2 : Advanced Phrasing/Groove


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GETTING OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY: A Multitude of Subtleties

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Part 2 focuses on taking traditional phrasing and moving it into a more modern day context, as well as making sure that you’re being as open, deliberate and honest as possible while you’re improvising in the moment. We also get in depth with your groove, meter, feel and tonal concepts and how they all influence each other greatly in order for you to have your own identity.

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Instructional Course Contents:

(PHRASING CONTINUED....)

Leaving Space
Open up 3's
Open up 5's
Open up 7's
How Many Different Ways Can You Phrase Each #? (3's and 5's)
How Many Ways Cont. - just 7's
Use as a Template for Modulations. (5's)
Sing Then Play. Passive vs Active Playing. 
Sing Then Play. Passive vs Active Playing. pt 2
Ear Training

GROOVE/ METER/INNER CLOCK

What's Your Internal Ideal Sound for Each Voice? Having Tonal Goals
How Does Technique Affect This? 
Consistency, Both in Tone and Note Placement = Good Feel
Ego/Confidence in Regards to Pocket
Spectrum of Keeping Time w Left Foot/Leg
Dancing While Playing
Chaffee Modifiers 
Chaffee Phrasing Applied to Groove Context
Where is Your Time Coming From? On top or Behind? Perspective.
In The Cracks/Grey Areas

 WITH TONS OF LIVE AND IN STUDIO PERFORMANCE FOOTAGE AS WELL...