Rajat

Rajat

St. Germain - Deep In It
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.!.!.!

Rajat

Rajat

Somewhere off Jazz Street - Night Voices
YouTube l https://www.youtube.com/

Night voices

Lalka Bunny

Lalka Bunny

Cécile McLorin Salvant - John Henry (live on KCRW)
YouTube l https://www.youtube.com/

Sometimes I love it when classical singers switch over to Jazz!

Ethan Garcia

Ethan Garcia What elements of classical style percolate into Jazz? For example in this case. Clearly there is nowhere to hide and she is so very clear and smooth in her vocals.

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Lalka Bunny

Lalka Bunny @ethan garcia what's interesting about Cecile Salvant is that she started out as a classical singer, so you can hear that clarity in her voice in the first few notes, but she intentionally and almost immediately breaks down her natural sound quality. She makes a lot of sounds that are "wrong" for her voice but are tools for musical expression!

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Lalka Bunny

Lalka Bunny On certain words she sounds whispy, sometimes gravely, sometimes very low and round.

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Lalka Bunny

Lalka Bunny There are a lot of whispy sounds and gravelly sounds in there too! Some deep round sounds in there which are kind of cloudy and dark.

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Rajat

Rajat Yes I do understand what you say Lalka... as they say you have to learn the rules before you can learn to break them and improvise.

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Jack Bird

Jack Bird posted a link in blog 'The Well-Temper...'

Jazz Arranging Online - by Prof. Chuck Israels

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Just found this collection of lessons today, blew a good hour absorbing it. I'll definitely be back for more!

Jack Bird

Jack Bird posted in blog The Well-Temper...

Pondering the Relationship Between Technique and Communication in Music

 

It's about time I got going with this. I was just practicing today and I experienced firsthand an idea that I've had for a couple years now; technique and communication are really one in the same.  I am no scientist, but I'm constantly trying to find ways to optimize my time in the practice room, and this idea has consistently worked for me when I have been bold enough to really believe it.

For a perfectionist like me, trusting my subconscious can be difficult, especially in the context of something that I care as much about as music. However, from my experience, significant changes in one's playing ability do not come from micromanaging, but keeping track of why we're playing the music in the first place. I've found that if I lose sight of the narrative/emotional/communicative arc of a piece, then my technique will also fall behind. After all, technique only exists to serve the music, but the two are more interconnected than most people acknowledge. It's important to build a mental bridge between the phrase "majestic" and the physical action "long, straight bows", for example, though obviously this is entirely subjective and varies between instruments, compositions, and people. However, everyone ought to take some time in every session to really evaluate if their physical processes are matching up with their musical intention. To me, that is true practice; not repeating one's mistakes and getting repeatedly frustrated by one's circular method of refusing to set a goal and then being dissapointed at the results.

There's your daily dose of heinously dorky rambling. Peace

 

 

 

 

Vidushi Sharma

Vidushi Sharma Although I am not a musician per se, I can completely agree with this and relate to it. In sports psychology throughout my time playing competitive tennis, I learned that the less I tried to micro-analyze myself, the better I performed. I think you need a certain degree of rote work and practice before you're able to get to this stage, but once you have certain basics down, the fun of letting go comes in. Emma Zahren-Newman posted an article recently about "flow" which might resonate too: http://www.thehobmob.com/pages/memberinterest/memberinterest.php?id=414

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Jack Bird

Jack Bird Yeah! good stuff

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Lalka Bunny

Lalka Bunny Good stuff, Jack! This method is partially hitched on having the basic technique first, but is very useful for practiced musicians. Technique was created to serve music, so when you focus on making music your technique should awaken to its original purpose. In a way, you get down to the real deal on both ends.

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Jade Mills

Jade Mills

Vocal Improv and Warm Ups for Jazz Singers

Ever wondered how vocalists improvise scat solos? Singer Marion Cowings will guide you through a series of warm ups, and then demonstrates how to use the words and melody of a song to inspire your improvised vocal solo!

Since I saw a mentioning of jazz singing in some comments, I thought I'd share this!

Emma Zahren-Newman

Emma Zahren-Newman I sang in a jazz group in high school-- it was a great experience! We never improvised (it would have been hard with up to 16 of us), but it is my favorite style to sing!

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Lalka Bunny

Lalka Bunny

Esperanza - Body & Soul
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An aquaintance of mine titled her, "The Queen."

Mason Clark

Mason Clark

Neil Diamond - Be - Jonathan Livingston Seagull
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Nostalgia..

Robert Scheuering

Robert Scheuering

Lanquidity | Sun Ra | 1978 | Full Album
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Enjoy! A great album.

George Cohen Lee

George Cohen Lee I've never heard anything like this. Sun Ra is a fascinating personality...! "A performance of his would feature anything from large drum choirs and African-style chants to orchestral be-bop, free expressionism and swing pieces...dressed in a funny version of 1950's intergalactica, with glittering hats (which were in fact spandex tank tops), robes and amulets that signified everything from Egyptology to outer-space surrealism."

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Vidushi Sharma

Vidushi Sharma This is so strange/cool--Lalka Bunny Jack Bird check this out!

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Lalka Bunny

Lalka Bunny Sun Ra is really great. I've recently been liking him more as I delve deeper into multiple subgenres of jazz.

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Ethan Garcia

Ethan Garcia Appears to be a very philosophical person this is what Sun Ra said of his religious meditation...." my whole body changed into something else. I could see through myself. And I went up... I wasn't in human form... I landed on a planet that I identified as Saturn... they teleported me and I was down on [a] stage with them. They wanted to talk with me. They had one little antenna on each ear. A little antenna over each eye. They talked to me. They told me to stop [attending college] because there was going to be great trouble in schools... the world was going into complete chaos... I would speak [through music], and the world would listen. That's what they told me."

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Lalka Bunny

Lalka Bunny (The album has been added to the official HOBMOB playlist: https://goo.gl/ZfX1ix )

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Lalka Bunny

Lalka Bunny

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong - They Can't Take That Away from Me
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Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong have seen me through many a dreary college day.

Violet Grant

Violet Grant They are amazing collaborators. Saw this post late last night and listened to ella & louis while curling up in a corner by a yellow lamp and writing in my journal-- the perfect music for that.

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Vidushi Sharma

Vidushi Sharma ^I agree!

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Lalka Bunny

Lalka Bunny That sounds wonderful!

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Jack Bird

Jack Bird

Giant Steps- New York Voices
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Killer

Mason Clark

Mason Clark For those who want to learn from them consider New York Voices-Bowling Green State University Vocal Jazz Camp.. a 6 day intensive summer camp in NYC

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Vidushi Sharma

Vidushi Sharma This is amazing amazing amazing- Lalka Bunny happy song playlist?

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Lalka Bunny

Lalka Bunny Yes! a huge portion of jazz is on my personal happy playlist, including New York Voices. Their energy is sooo good!

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Violet Grant

Violet Grant They seem very down-to-earth--formed out of an alumni group from Ithaca College? I like it!

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Lalka Bunny

Lalka Bunny

Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard (Vocal Jazz cover) - New York Voices
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Another upbeat New York Voices arrangement.

Vidushi Sharma

Vidushi Sharma I remember listening to this when we were looking for songs for a "happy songs" playlist :)

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Lalka Bunny

Lalka Bunny Do you still have the playlist?

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Vidushi Sharma

Vidushi Sharma I have some! Let's make a bigger one and share it with each other :)

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Lalka Bunny

Lalka Bunny Yes!

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Lalka Bunny

Lalka Bunny

Save Your Love For Me
YouTube l http://www.youtube.com/

Another New York Voices piece!

Lalka Bunny

Lalka Bunny

I'll Be Seeing You
YouTube l http://www.youtube.com/

The New York Voices found an interesting niche in vocal jazz as an internationally celebrated vocal jazz quartet.

Anthony William

Anthony William

Mukta - Indian sitar & world jazz (1999) - Bindi

Uploaded by gloppo on 2010-02-06.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_G2mddu1lic

Anthony William

Anthony William

Jeff Hamilton: Swinging to Success

by Robyn Flans Few jazz drummers have had careers as rewarding and successful as Jeff Hamilton's. And with several new releases and projects in the works-and an MD Readers Poll win-2006 may be one of his finest years yet. The movie Field Of Dreams spouted the philosophy "If you build it, they will come."

http://www.moderndrummer.com/site/2006/10/jeff-hamilton/#.U9-7llapRG4