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Old 11-16-2012, 02:54 AM   #1
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An Attempt at giant steps

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Old 11-18-2012, 02:02 AM   #2
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good job. Keep doing here.. i 'm interested in it

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Old 11-24-2012, 02:33 PM   #3
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All and all, pretty good. There's bound to be awkward lines approaching the modulations, but you're mostly there. If I had to suggest anything, it'd be to try to do some walking basslines over the changes to really solidify where chord tones are located. Regardless, good job!
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:40 AM   #4
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wanbi84 and smartguyreviews 10x for listening and the critique. regarding the chord tones this going by so fast its hard to nail it all the time, hopefully with some more practice I will nail it every time.
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:18 PM   #5
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Nice lines, very tasty. I wanna say it kinda felt stagnated after a while, but you at least tried something different every now and then. Still, after a couple of rounds, it seemed like you kept going when you showed just about everything. I'm maybe suggesting building it a bit slower, taking some longer breaks to let it breath and get crazy with it at the end. Otherwise, it sounded like you played the changes pretty nice, I dug it, though I'm a total amateur myself so wouldn't put too much value on my opinion.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:59 AM   #6
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Nice lines, very tasty. I wanna say it kinda felt stagnated after a while, but you at least tried something different every now and then. Still, after a couple of rounds, it seemed like you kept going when you showed just about everything. I'm maybe suggesting building it a bit slower, taking some longer breaks to let it breath and get crazy with it at the end. Otherwise, it sounded like you played the changes pretty nice, I dug it, though I'm a total amateur myself so wouldn't put too much value on my opinion.


thanks for your critique and I do put a value on your opinion, you are correct this is the challenge of this tune follow the changes and also make it melodic and interesting. when I improvise this tune I have to 100% focused because the changes are flying by really fast and many times I feel like the changes have the upper hand which lead me to just hit them instead of creating more comprehensive and melodic statements.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:32 PM   #7
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Sweet phrasing, I hope this can help you out and give you some better insight. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Mk...be_gdata_player
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:20 AM   #8
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Aminor251 thanks for the video, In the beginning when i first tackled the tune. I played with lots of the digital patterns of 1-2-3-5 but it didnt work for me it sounded like an exercise. I think the tough part of the tune is to improvise it melodically. although John coltrane colo over this is genius I prefer his son's version which is much more melodic to me
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:47 PM   #9
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Hey man whatever works for you go with it, only you know what works. The link was just to provide different insight, take what you can and make it yours! I prefer that solo as well.
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:19 PM   #10
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Wish I could play this even slowed down. Hah. Nice job.
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Old 12-25-2012, 03:21 AM   #11
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IbanezIke91 - thanks for listening
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:00 PM   #12
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woah congratz for even attempting to play this tune, really hard to pull off, i think you did well

just a little comment about your tone, why the chorus/reverb effect ? clean jazz guitar sounds so much better for me

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i learned a lot about this tune from this book http://www.amazon.com/Giant-Steps-G...g/dp/1423430093 it could help you
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:32 AM   #13
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thanks superkid, i agree clean jazz guitar is the best tone, just toying around with the tone on this one
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:28 PM   #14
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Nice job!

Doing Giant Steps has been almost a past-time for me, as I have recorded the tune more than a few times.

Here are a few takes:

http://soundcloud.com/scottjonesmus...nt-steps-takes/

Anway, there they are....hope you guys dig them...

Peace,

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Old 01-06-2013, 04:31 AM   #15
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Scott 10x for listening, I checked out you versions nice interpretations. you certainly got the chops
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:35 AM   #16
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Scott 10x for listening, I checked out you versions nice interpretations. you certainly got the chops


Thanks man! I appreciate that you listened!
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