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Slice of Pizza

Post by mdmellis » Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:29 am

Does the famous "slice of pizza" technique apply to straight eighth or bossa pieces too? Seems like it would, but just curious. For example, practicing the A section of "Girl with Emphysema" would be very similar to the "Take Zee A Train" practice except for the eighth-note feel, right?
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Re: Slice of Pizza

Post by Dave » Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:24 pm

si senor

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Re: Slice of Pizza

Post by jazzman1945 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:40 pm

What is called in jazz even eighths,actually isn't straight as in classical music .The reason is the fact that in jazz every note is articulated differently than neighboring; in contrast to the classical approach to the melody based on the concept of Italian bel canto and its accurate reproduction of each sound.. In the case of jazz it is of course based on the English language in its American version. In the history of jazz the period of transition swing from 4/4 to 8/8 occurred 1957-1962, which was accompanied by funny waverings of rhythm even among well-known musicians.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbHJHPTikQA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ds3mAmUPxYA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F13JNjpNW6c

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Re: Slice of Pizza

Post by jazzman1945 » Fri Apr 10, 2015 5:58 am

I checked which phrase in what language is best suited to a triplet feel, and the best way to do this - check it out on melodica (on harp even better, but I don't play it):
http://www.mediafire.com/view/dsddh2eaz ... dy%201.mp3

1. " Slice of pizza"

2. " Pizza bella!"

3.in Hebrew

4. In Russian

5.In Latvian

6. " Back to business"

Any conclusions?

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Re: Slice of Pizza

Post by mdmellis » Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:54 am

"Peanut Butter" but it can get a little sticky. Maybe "Anchovy" for a real triplet.
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Re: Slice of Pizza

Post by Dave » Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:43 pm

anchovy could be problematic due to the natural accent on the 2nd syllable)

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