Jazz Blues

Sonny Rollins – Things You Need To Know About Jazz Blues

Sonny Rollins needs no introduction in Jazz. He is one of the most influential Tenor players that we have with an amazing and long career. In this Sonny Rollins lesson, I am taking a look at some of the great phrases from the Jazz Blues Tenor Madness. We can learn a lot from his very musical and natural approach to both blues and reharmonization in this solo.

When I was studying at the conservatory we referred to Tenor Madness as the dictionary, because it has so many important lines and chord changes that you want to know for your own Jazz Blues vocabulary.

Check out My Lesson on John Coltrane’s Solo on “Take The Coltrane” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frHWBsa06Rs&list=PLWYuNvZPqqcHgRn1uiZJfW9gmBBhK_RXc&index=3&t=0s

Grant Green on a Bb Blues: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaa-d3ufPGY&list=PLWYuNvZPqqcHdrm0HgsR8tVmjOLCm3Q_o&index=5

Content:
0:00 Intro – Sonny Rollins
0:25 Tenor Madness with John Coltrane
0:56 Example #1
1:14 Changing the Chords – Intuitive and Decision driven
2:10 Is it Chi-Chi changes?
2:44 Altered but not altered scale
3:19 A Motif across the Chords
4:24 Example #1 Slow
4:45 Reharmonizing Bars 5-9
5:07 Example #2
5:30 A Musical Reharmonization with two voices
6:50 Example #2 Slow
6:59 Example #3
7:09 Parallel Minor Chords (Like Parker and Coltrane)
8:04 Is that a Wrong note, Mr. Rollins?
8:55 Example #3 slow
9:10 Blues phrases that are not Dominant chords
10:09 Example #4
10:14 Bb Triad + Chromaticism
11:44 Example #4 Slow
11:56 Examples #5 and #6
12:10 Using Bbmaj7 on the Blues
12:36 Examples #5 and #6 – Slow

🔴 Subscribe for more free Jazz Guitar Lessons and Videos: https://bit.ly/JensLessons

☑️ Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jenslarsen/

✅DOWNLOAD A FREE E-BOOK with 15 II Valt I licks!
Sign up for my newsletter:

Sign up for my newsletter – Get the II V I Ebook

▶️ Check out my latest video: https://goo.gl/G16gVx

🎸Join us in the Facebook Jazz Guitar Group Community: http://bit.ly/InsidersFBGroup

If you like this video and want to help translate it into your own language you can do so here: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?v=rHuErroC5lw&ref=share

Edited by Luciano Poli

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jenslarsenYTlessons
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JensLJazz
Snapchat: jenslarsenjazz
Instagram: https://instagram.com/jenslarsenjazz/
Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+JensLarsen/posts/p/pub
Tumblr: http://jenslarsenjazz.tumblr.com/

My Book: Modern Jazz Guitar Concepts: https://amzn.to/2HoG4Eg

My Gear:
Great Safe Gigbag: https://amzn.to/2E9xKXb
SonoCore Strings: 13-53 https://amzn.to/2Ya2uPI
Powered Monitor: http://amzn.to/2iPKMza
Audio Interface: http://amzn.to/2iPKGrd
Headphones: http://amzn.to/2iPKqbQ
Camera: http://amzn.to/2hXxBfJ
Video Lights: https://amzn.to/2MUpwVF
Notation Software: http://bit.ly/GuitPro
Notation Software: http://amzn.to/2iLCZQk
John Daw Custom picks: http://dawmanpicks.com/

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

AC/DC Touch Too Much Guitar Lesson + Tutorial
How To Play a SWING RHYTHM On Guitar | Blues, Jazz, Country
Best Budget Guitar of the Year! Full Review & Demo IYV IS-400-HH #guitarreview #greatdeals
Learn To Fly Guitar Tutorial Foo Fighters Guitar Lesson Chords + Strumming
“The Wild Rover” Guitar Lesson – Easy Irish Guitar Songs

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *