Mike’s Master Classes

Excerpts from Juampy Juarez’s class Post BeBop Comping:Using Clusters and Fourths for a Contemporary Sound, available for download at http://www.mikesmasterclasses.com – Post bebop started around 1959, with new records like “Kind of blue” by Miles Davis, “Jazz of space ages” by George Russell, “Giant Steps” by John Coltrane, and one year after “This is our music” by Ornette Coleman.
These innovative landmark records contain plenty of modal jazz, quartal chords, clusters, and more.
After those great albums, monster musicians like Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter, plus Bill Evans and McCoy Tyner, contributed with new chord ideas and new scales, similar to the ones that contemporary classical composers used at the dawn of the 20th century.
In an easy way, I’m trying to teach you how to use these modern sounds: chords stacked by fourths with the addition of open strings, quintal chords over thirds chords, plus clusters(formed by seconds), and how to apply to simple blues forms, jazz standards and bossa novas. These are my investigations on these areas, based on my experience playing with many greats over the globe.
Today, this material is a must if you want a contemporary , modern sound. No doubt about it.
All the best!
This class runs just under an hour and there are 6 written pages in standard notation and TAB

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Welcome to my YouTube series dedicated to helping you (and me!) become a better jazz pianist and improvisor. In these videos of lessons, exercises, patterns and transcriptions we will work on concepts that I’ve developed in my own practice routine. Dedicated weekly practice of these lessons will greatly improve your ability to listen and hear improvised jazz melodies.

Topics covered:
Voicings, Improvisation, Chromaticism, Pentatonics, Diminished, Scale Theory, Modalism, Learning Tunes, Rhythm, Re-Harmonizing, Sequencing, Ear Training, Singing, Transcription and much more.

I love modern jazz piano. I owe so much to great pianists like Bud Powell, Keith Jarrett, Herbie Hancock, Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, McCoy Tyner and many more (most of which I’ve transcribed) for pushing the limits of the music. I’d like to give a little back to the community by making these educational jazz videos.

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