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In part one (1 of 2) of this "Daytonality" improvisation masterclass series, acclaimed trumpeter Tim Hagans gives you some insight into his unique and exciting style. Tim discusses and demonstrates how to freely create melodies, make emotional note choices, creatively solo and more. If you want a refreshing perspective on improvisation, this masterclass is for you. NOTE: You can purchase both videos in this series at a discount here!
Topics Covered: Trumpet, Improvisation, Artistic Statements, Making Melodies, Playing Free, Chromatic Improvisation, Developing Your Own Sound, Harmony, Rhythm, Arcs, Note Choice, Legato Playing, Intervals, Resolving, Secondary Dominants, Playing Changes, Outlining the Harmony, Etc.
Tim Hagans, an excellent post-bop-oriented trumpeter, was with the orchestras of Stan Kenton (1974-1977) and Woody Herman (1977), before moving to Sweden (1977-1981) where he played with Sahib Shihab, Ernie Wilkins’ Almost Big Band, the Danish Radio Orchestra (which was then directed by Thad Jones), and Dexter Gordon. After returning to the U.S., he taught at the University of Cincinnati and recorded for the local MoPro label. Hagans taught at Berklee (1984-1986), and then in 1986 he started working with Joe Lovano and Fred Hersch. Later, he has made records with Bob Belden, Lovano, Rick Margitza, John Hart, and the Yellowjackets, and has worked with the big bands of Bob Mintzer, Maria Schneider, and the Gil Evans orchestra. Tim Hagans has recorded several Blue Note albums as a leader.