#3
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!
#5
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.
Last edited by Sanitarium91 at Nov 28, 2012,
#6
Quote by Sanitarium91
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.
#8
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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NseGhJbgIxo which is much more melodic to me
#9
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.
#12
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

suggestion:
i learned a lot about this tune from this book http://www.amazon.com/Giant-Steps-Guitar-Six-Stringers-Mastering/dp/1423430093 it could help you
#16
Quote by jayx124
Scott 10x for listening, I checked out you versions nice interpretations. you certainly got the chops


Thanks man! I appreciate that you listened!