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Jazz Boot Camp – May 2016 Ex. 10

Life is But a Dream... is out June 2nd. Listen to "Nobody" now.


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Expand your playing by limiting your options.

Intermediate

Intermediate

  • Learn how to "trick" yourself into creativity.
  • Understand how to focus on a single rhythmic motif through a progression.
  • Develop a better sense of articulation, time, and phrasing.
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Improvisation is one of the great joys in music that celebrates spontaneity and self-expression. It gives us a chance to explore our instrument and what we naturally hear and feel in an open format. Limitations help challenge us to improvise inside specific parameters and, as a result, can break us out of our typical musical vocabulary.

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While Lindley had absolute command over a wide variety of instruments, steel is where he made his best-known contributions to many hit recordings.

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The great multi-instrumentalist, world music pioneer, and larger-than-life personality is warmly remembered by his friend, veteran music journalist and musician Dan Forte.

People often ask me, “Who was the best musician you ever met?” or, “Who was your favorite interviewee?” I always say David Lindley and David Lindley. Across 47 years and some 1,000-plus interviews, with such fascinating subjects as Frank Zappa and George Harrison and master musicians the caliber of Stéphane Grappelli and James Jamerson, Lindley takes the cake.

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