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John Abercrombie (Composition & Improvisation)

John Abercrombie (Composition & Improvisation)

Jazz Guitar Composition, Improvisation, Non-Functional Harmony, Etc.
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Length: 60:40

 

Description: In this full-length guitar composition and improvisation lesson, legendary guitarist John Abercrombie breaks down his approach to composing and improvising over non-functional harmony. John discusses and demonstrates some of his original compositions, his harmonic concepts and how he approaches playing over the changes. He also talks about his creative process, group considerations and more. If you want a window inside the creative world of John Abercrombie, this guitar lesson is for you.

NOTE: There is an additional PDF for this video which includes charts for John’s original tunes “Nick of Time”, “Another Ralph’s” and “Retractable Cell”. It can be purchased separately here.

Topics Covered: Jazz guitar, composition, improvisation, jazz harmony, non-functional harmony, modes and scales, harmonizing the melody, playing though changes, the creative process, group considerations and making changes, instant composition, themes, motifs, cells, analysis, “Nick of Time, “Retractable Cell”, “Another Ralph’s”, etc.
John Abercrombie (Composition & Improvisation)

John Abercrombie (Composition & Improvisation)

Jazz Guitar Composition, Improvisation, Non-Functional Harmony, Etc.
John Abercrombie (Jazz Guitar) 1

John Abercrombie (Jazz Guitar) 1

Jazz Guitar, Improvisation, Playing Through Changes, Melodic Phrasing, Etc.
John Abercrombie (Jazz Guitar) 2

John Abercrombie (Jazz Guitar) 2

Jazz Guitar, Improvisation, Playing Through Changes, Melodic Phrasing, Etc.
John Abercrombie

Guitar, Composition

Websites:
www.johnabercrombie.com

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Credits:

 

John Abercrombie has recorded and/or performed with The Brecker Brothers, John Scofield, Gateway, Johnny “Hammond” Smith, Marc Cohen, Gato Barbieri, Barry Miles, Dave Liebman, Enrico Rava, Billy Cobham, Horace Arnold, Jack DeJohnette, Gil Evans, Charles Earland, Michal Urbaniak, Collin Walcott, Ralph Towner, Barre Phillips, Clint Houston, Terry Plumeri, Urszula Dudziak, Bobby Hutcherson, George Mraz, Mike NockClimbing, McCoy Tyner, Goerge Marsh, Andy LaVerne, Don Thompson, Peter Erskine, John Patitucci, Richie Beirach, Tom Harrell, Jeff Palmer, Michel Petrucciani, Paul Bley, Henry Kaiser, Kenny Wheeler, Henri Texier, John D’earth, Danny Gottlieb, Jim Hall, Joe Lovano, Charles Mingus, Bob Mintzer, Bob Brookmeyer, Harvie Swartz, Gust William, Niels Lan Doky, Bruce Gertz, Vassar Clements, Tim Hagans, Lonnie Smith, Les ArbuckleBush, Jacek Kochan, Marc Copland, Sigi Finkel, Charles Lloyd, Vince Mendoza, Lee Konitz and many more.

 

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