Jazz Smugglers Master Workshop

Jazz Smugglers Master Workshop
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Tuesday, 17 September 2013


I've brought in Afro blue because it is a 6/8 song, which needs percussion. We'll have to sort out who does what.
Can you try and have a glance particularly at this first video. I've got no idea of how to get a groove started. Steve T, would you have a think about how we can all do it? That's a tough one.

Simple stuff. ! We can copy elements of this on the hand percussion perhaps

More complex. Poor Bob doing this stuff. You up for a try Bob?

This is Freddie Hubbard with Little Sunflower. He composed it, a wistful little tune with odd timings.

The wonderful composer Mongo Santamaria plays his standard Afro Blue.

Autumn Leaves in (Dmaj) Bm

Lover  C Chromatic descending harmonies
Love for Sale  Eb Intro Superstition riff gtr. Swell long notes, stop dead, guitar fast fill
So what  Dm Use me gtr riff throughout. Jazz funk

Greensleeves F 1st time gtr, 2nd time tune funk, 3rd solos in dm, 4th gtr
Afro Blue Fm
Little Sunflower (new) Dm

John W. See you there.

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The Jazz Smugglers workshop, Bosham, Sussex

The workshop will be opening again on Sunday September 8th. For the moment we are full, until someone drops out. there are about 10 of us each week.

This site is to help the Jazz smugglers workshop group and provide informtion about the following weeks work. We will be working on widening our range of playing styles as individuals, working together in a band, and practising the more difficult things. You need to be able to read.

In this blog We will produce tips for jazz piano, and jazz guitar together with jazz saxophone. We will cover jazz chords, jazz guitar chords, and we will deal with jazz scales. We will cover jazz songs. This site is all about jazz improvisation. you can sign up directly to this blog site as a FOLLOWER, bottom rh side panel, you'll get all the posts.

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