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by mdmellis
Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Questions for Dave
Topic: The Twirl
Replies: 0
Views: 538

The Twirl

Hi Dave, I know there will eventually be a printout for all of the stylistic elements in the Beyond the Improvised Line masterclass, but I'm curious to hear the breakdown of creating the twirl. If you have a chance to share this info before the printout is being prepared I would appreciate it. Cool ...
by mdmellis
Sat Mar 19, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Improvisation
Topic: gone but not forgotten
Replies: 3
Views: 1713

Re: gone but not forgotten

Found this:

http://www.allmusic.com/album/gone-but- ... 0000046527

Still looking for a chart. You'd think that a tune as oft quoted and talked about as this would have made it into one of the myriad of fakebooks or "real close" books out there, even just for reference purposes.
by mdmellis
Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Improvisation
Topic: gone but not forgotten
Replies: 3
Views: 1713

Re: gone but not forgotten

Thanks, Jeff! Nice tune, but I don't see or hear the "lick" in this. It is also quite possibly written after the Jerry Coker book which was originally published in 1991. This tune's copyright says 1994 and was first recorded in 2002. I appreciate the input! FYI Here is a link to the Coker "GBNF" lic...
by mdmellis
Wed Mar 16, 2016 1:57 am
Forum: Improvisation
Topic: gone but not forgotten
Replies: 3
Views: 1713

gone but not forgotten

In his book, Elements of Jazz , Jerry Coker mentions the "Cry Me a River" lick and the "Gone but Not Forgotten" lick. Cry Me a River I know, but not Gone But Not Forgotten. Presumably, this lick comes from a tune by the same name but I've haven't come across it. Does anyone know something about this...
by mdmellis
Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Questions for Dave
Topic: Tension Chart, Altered Chords and Chord Substitutes
Replies: 6
Views: 6134

Re: Tension Chart, Altered Chords and Chord Substitutes

Hehe, it does get quiet here from time to time, but we are still here (269 of us according to the member button). As with many things in music theory, there are several ways of looking at the same thing. I’ve found that certain combinations of tensions tend to work well together, for example, the b9...
by mdmellis
Sat Jan 02, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Littlejazz88
Replies: 3
Views: 3058

Re: Littlejazz88

Welcome Mark, Thanks so much for the info. I too would love to hear some of your stories. I posted a question to the forum awhile back about Madame Charloff and am very interested in hearing and learning more about her. All the best.
by mdmellis
Sat Jan 02, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Questions for Dave
Topic: Barry Harris
Replies: 3
Views: 8111

Re: Barry Harris

Barry’s Major6 diminished scale is the same as what some call a major bebop scale, that is, a major scale with an added note between the 5th and 6th degrees, or in C: C D E F G G# A B The application is very similar to creating block chords or using drop 2 chords to harmonize melodies. I’m far from ...
by mdmellis
Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Questions for Dave
Topic: Update
Replies: 4
Views: 2703

Re: Update

Getting slightly concerned... Anyone?... Bueller?... anyone?...
by mdmellis
Wed Sep 30, 2015 1:05 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Greetings from Brazil!
Replies: 1
Views: 1778

Re: Greetings from Brazil!

Welcome!