The most feared song in jazz, JAZZ SCALES EXPLAINED IN 10 MINUTES 1 day ago   10:50

Making sense of John Coltrane's "Giant Steps."

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John Coltrane, one of jazz history’s most revered saxophonists, released “Giant Steps” in 1959. It’s known across the jazz world as one of the most challenging compositions to improvise over for two reasons - it’s fast and it’s in three keys. Braxton Cook and Adam Neely give me a crash course in music theory to help me understand this notoriously difficult song, and I’m bringing you along for the ride. Even if you don’t understand a lick of music theory, you’ll likely walk away with an appreciation for this musical puzzle.

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Eazy Street
"Simple make your left hand do some notes and your other hand do some notes" Donald Trump.
Jay Young
I guess you could say Coltrane was the Immanuel Kant ("Critique of pure reason") of music, specifically jazz. Both were giants in their respective fields and both hard to "read," even by peers.
Victoria Gladstone
Thanks for taking the time to make this video about a legendary artist blazing a trail that few can ever follow.
Mega Rayquaza Gaming
Feared, or respected?
Tosh Meadows
wow!! very well done. thank you.
Dylan Thomas
Well effing done!!!
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To a layman music listener like me technicalities are not important but for me the emotion arousing details while playing a particular musical instrument is important.
For example guitarists like David Gilmour and so many others.
spot ify
Uh . . . err, uh . . . yeah, so would anyone happen to know if J.C. has some sort of alcoholic beverage(s) named after him, and/or any of his songs . . . yet? That leads me to another question . . . is there any (H.D.A.)? . . .
"Holdsworth's Demon Ale"
available @ any fine stores
or pubs/bars/Baked Potatoes any here in this great nation we call 'Murica? . . .
(*smokes tobacco out of Budweiser can*)
James Pardee
I wonder if "Maggot Brain" is titled after this as a satirical tribute.🤔
My piano skills and music theory are limited (five years of lessons as a kid and now I'm pretty much a senior citizen). But this was super informative and understandable. Thanks for a great video.
Hannah Riley
*dont stack vinyl records one on top of the other*
When it comes to jazz, if you play a wrong note just play it again ;)
Random Wanking. Free form jazz is essentially random wanking. No lyrics, no hook, no definitive melody, its not a song, Its just a jam.
Amanda Fahey
You are a musician ??
MooMoo Math and Science
Interesting video. I learned something new today.
Amal Castle
Great explanation and animation for a complex topic??
great documentary - awesome
Carlos Vasconcellos
beautiful piece, thank you
ya like jazz
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JAZZ SCALES EXPLAINED IN 10 MINUTES The most feared song in jazz, 1 day ago   10:29



"Which scale should I play over this chord?"

It's a common question.

In this video I show you a method that works every time. It's simple, but it generates complex scales.

And it works on all Jazz chord types: maj 7, min 7, V7, min 7 b5, dim 7, V7#5, and more.

0:42 The chordal tones + whole-step technique
0:54 C Major 7 = C Lydian scale
2:00 C Minor 7 = C Dorian scale
3:12 C7 = C Lydian-Dominant scale
5:44 Applying this to a Jazz standard, 'Misty'
9:33 Final Words / Jazz piano email tips


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