Guitarist Lucas Michailidis details his unique triadic approach to comping and improvisation. Included is a comprehensive guide to all triad inversions along with how these can be superimposed to generate a range of extended chords and alternative possibilities.
Armando Ornano improvising on Raga Marwa, which is played in the twilight hours during sunset. The mood of this raga is melancholy, reflection and deep calm. Armando has been studying North Indian classical music since 1993 with the late Pandit Sreekant Misra from Benares on Pakawaji (drum) and with Harsh Wardhan from Delhi Bansuri (indian flute). Recorded by Leo Dale at Third Eye studios in September 2012.
Doug de Vries gives a lesson on how to doubble your chord output when playing jazz on the guitar. Using the standard “All the things you are” he quickly demonstrates how to add interest and contrast to your accompaniment using this simple technique.
Bassist Howard Cairns together with Adam Simmons playing – Slowly Disappearing – from the album Compression. The album was recorded live at the Kelvin club with his Quintet and is available on iTunes. The videos were shot back at the same venue during the album launch.
About this video
Posting Wouter’s video today is a departure from the lessons and performances that make up the bulk of videos on this site. When he rang me with the brief I was intrigued. He had been thinking a lot about how Google search, feeds Youtube and how Youtube feeds iTunes. The trick to the equation is to think carefully about what people are searching for and then to provide them with something that they’ll be happy to watch when they end up choosing your video from the search results. This then leads a percentage to iTunes and your website. Wouter figured “Game of Thrones” was the search term.
Ever since music video became the way that people discover music, I have said – Recording companies don’t make music, they make ads – AND – Recording companies are not looking for musicians, they are looking for people to star in their ads.
In an age where every musician is now a recording company, Wouter has made this video to demonstrate his abilities as a flute player but also to drive traffic to his original compositions. I hope you make that journey.
For me, filming and editing this piece and syncing it all up was a blast!
Helen Mountfort performs Soliloquy a solo ‘cello piece originally written and performed in Swift, a dance piece devised and performed with dancer Ros Warby and designer Margie Medlin. Soliloquy is inspired by and pays homage to the music of extraordinary Armenian composer and duduk player Djivan Gasparyan. Helen writes music for film, dance and theatre and composes and performs with three Melbourne bands.
Anton Delecca explains the uses of chromatic scales in jazz improvisation and as a warm up excercise for sax. In this video, Anton describes three excersices for warm up that improve tone and dexterity and are very useful to enliven passages of improvisation.
DdV3 here interpreting Garoto’s samba complete with solos and variations absorbed by osmosis from various sources; an example of tradition meets modernity that is surely the legacy of Garoto’s contribition to the guitar repertoire of the world. More gems and rough diamonds from the fount of music sundial coming. DdV