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In part one (1 of 3) of this "learning jazz standards on guitar" masterclass, Frank Potenza gives you an in-depth look at that art of internalizing repertoire and jazz language. Frank takes you from start to finish using detailed melodic and harmonic analysis so that you can really get inside a tune. If you want to get past simply memorizing the changes, this masterclass series is for you! NOTE: There is an optional PDF which includes the exercises demonstrated in the videos from this 3-part series. It is included in the DISCOUNTED BUNDLE AVAILABLE HERE or it can be purchased separately.
Topics Covered: Jazz guitar, learning tunes, internalizing, avoiding the fakebooks/realbooks, learning on the gig, hearing yourself through the changes, ear training, transcribing, critical listening, alternate changes, verses, transposition, knowing the form, tags, intros and endings, the lyrics, “Indiana”, “Donna Lee”, melodic analysis, intervallic transitions, hearing intervals, singing, harmonic analysis, chord function, etc.
Capri recording artist and educator Frank Potenza is a protege of the late, great Joe Pass and an active composer and performer with nine solo albums to his credit.
In addition to his extensive freelance recording experience he has performed in concert with Dizzy Gillespie, George Van Eps, Joe Pass, Bud Shank, Mose Allison, James Moody, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Brother Jack McDuff, and many others.
Frank toured and recorded as a member of the Gene Harris Quartet from 1996 through 1999 and is a featured soloist on Alley Cats, Gene’s last recording for Concord Records. He currently leads his own groups and tours in support of his latest Capri Records Ltd. release entitled Old New Borrowed & Blue.
He is a full Professor and Chair of the Studio/Jazz Guitar Program at the Flora L. Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California. He holds a Bachelors degree from the Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts and a Master of Arts degree from California State University Los Angeles.