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In part two (2 of 3) of this jazz guitar lesson series, acclaimed guitarist Mike Moreno gives you insight into his exciting playing style. Mike shows you his method for playing through the changes and creating long flowing lines across the bar line. If you're a fan of Mike Moreno's playing and want to phrase freely in your improvisations, this guitar masterclass series is for you. NOTE: There is a small PDF bundled with the "purchase" version of this video (not the $9.99 "rental" version), which contains the embedded notation seen in the masterclass. If you want to buy this 3-part series at a discount, you can get the entire bundle here!
Topics Covered: Guitar, Improvisation, Playing Through The Changes, Connecting Chords, Guide Tones, Arpeggios, Scales, Chord Tones, Embellishment, Horizontal Playing, Breaking Out Of Positions, Playing Continuous Lines, Using Your Entire Range, Using Rhythm In Improvisation, Rhythm Changes, “Stablemates” Changes, “Tune Up” Changes, “Upper Manhattan Medical Group” Changes, Getting Seemless Ideas, Phrasing, Etc.
Originally from Houston, Texas, Mike began studying music formally at the Houston High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, a school renowned for its musical alumni, which includes such luminaries as Jason Moran, Robert Glasper, Brian Michael Cox, Eric Harland, Chris Dave, Kendrick Scott, and Beyoncé.
After graduating, Mike moved to New York City with a scholarship to attend the New School University. While still in school he began garnering the recognition necessary to be called to perform and tour with some of the most venerable names in the Jazz world as well as rising stars of the scene.
Over the years, they have included The Joshua Redman Elastic Band, Lizz Wright Band, Nicholas Payton Quartet, Stefon Harris Sonic Creed, Me’Shell N’Degeocello, Jason Moran, Terence Blanchard, Robert Glasper, Ambrose Akinmusire, Gretchen Parlato, Aaron Parks, Claudia Acuña, Greg Osby 4, Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Jeremy Pelt, John Ellis, Myron Walden, Kenny Garret, Yosvany Terry, Ralph Bowen, Will Vinson and more.