Funky Music Tip #7 - Youtube Resources for Jazz Musicians

There are a lot of great resources on the web to help you teach your lessons.  One such resource is of course Youtube and there are some amazing transcriptions of some of the masters’ solos available on Youtube.  You can find some solos by Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane and others.  Some of the really engaging videos are the ones that are animated.  John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps” and Charlie Parker’s “Confirmation” are two that follow the solo exactly note for note and really bring together the visual and musical experience.  It really gives you an understanding of the level of mastery that these musicians reached by watching how effortlessly they play complex passages with such passion and emotion.  Not to mention the fact that these solos are created on the spot.  It just goes to show that if you truly master you instrument, one day maybe even your solos themselves will become compositions.

John Coltrane “Giant Steps”

Charlie Parker Confirmation

Miles Davis “So What”

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