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In part one (1 of 2) of this guitar masterclass series, renowned guitarist Steve Cardenas shows you his approach to jazz phrasing. Steve breaks down his concepts on early and delayed resolutions, various beat placements, connecting ideas, learning tunes and more. If you want to add some depth to your jazz soloing, this masterclass is for you. NOTE: There is a small 4-page PDF bundled with the download version of this video (not the $8.99 streaming version) which includes the embedded notation (seen in the video). You can purchase both videos and the PDF in this series at a discount here!
Topics Covered: Guitar, Jazz, Solo Development, Phrasing, Rhythmic Aspects, Beat Displacement, Delayed Resolutions, Early Resolutions, Improvisation, Motifs, Playing Melodies, Leaving Space, Repetition, Connecting Ideas, Over the Bar Line, Learning the Language of Jazz, Listening, Learning Tunes, Etc.
Guitarist Steve Cardenas began his musical career in Kansas City and has been an integral part of the New York City jazz community since 1995.
Steve has performed and recorded with many well-known and highly esteemed musicians. Notably, he was a longstanding member of the Paul Motian Electric Bebop Band (which later became the Paul Motian Octet), the Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra, as well as Joey Baron’s band, Killer Joey. Steve is currently a member of the Steve Swallow Quintet, Ben Allison Band, Jon Cowherd’s Mercy Project and John Patitucci’s Electric Guitar Quartet. He has toured extensively throughout Europe, North and South America and Asia, performing at countless international music festivals, theaters, opera houses and clubs. Steve also leads his own trio and has released four recordings as a leader. His most recent album, Melody in a Dream, was released on Sunnyside Records last year.
Steve is also a well-respected educator. He is on faculty at The New School For Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City where he directs the Thelonious Monk Ensemble and the Guitar Duos class, as well as offering individual lessons. He has also been on faculty at the California Institute of the Arts, Siena Summer Jazz Workshop, Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony, Stanford Jazz Workshop and Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music. Additionally, Steve is co-author, along with editor Don Sickler, of the Thelonious Monk Fakebook, Hal Leonard Publishing. The Thelonious Monk Fakebook marks the first time all of Monk’s compositions have appeared in one volume, many of them appearing for the first time.