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!
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.
Paul Williamson explains the uses of bebop scales in jazz improvisation. In this video, Paul’s first post for Digital Pill, he describes the construction of bebop scales, jazz articulation, the use of a metronome and how bebop scales place the chord tones firmly ON the beat to create an “inside” sound in improvisation. The video together with the pdf download explain the uses of bebop scales over major, dominant and minor scales.
Saltwater Sax at the Paris Cat playing a tune – Walking in the Moonlight – by Martha Baartz (on alto). In the group she plays with Tony Hicks on tenor, Leo Dale on alto and Paul Williamson on baritone. On this occasion they also appeared with Sonja Horbelt on drums.
Tony Hicks (on tenor, far left – playing the first solo) is going to do a post next week focussing on articulation – stay tuned