A Masterclass Course

Gerry Mulligan Resolution Tactics

This course takes a deep look into the mind of Gerry Mulligan on his beautiful solo over All The Things You Are, focusing on how he crafts melodic lines with intent and applies specific tactics to key moments in the tune. It’s a great introduction to making exercises from your heroes, learning to play lines in all keys, and developing your jazz vocabulary.

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Gerry Mulligan Masterclass

The Masterclass Details

In this Masterclass Course, I’m going to take you step-by-step through one of my favorite solos of all time and share with you the 3 Essential Resolution Tactics that Gerry Mulligan uses over and over in his playing.

These 3 tactics are so key to playing beautiful lines, yet most people have never taken the time to fully understand and master them…

In this course, I’ll walk you through the concepts behind each tactic and provide simple exercises that will gradually build your skill to the point where you can freely improvise with these tools.

Watch the Course Introduction Video to get a sneak peak…

Each lesson will take between 1 & 2 weeks to complete depending on your current skill level, giving you a total of a month or two of structured practice.

Imagine, in just a few short weeks, these tactics will be under your fingers, in your mind, and in your ear, ready to use in any solo you take.

In this online Masterclass Course, you’ll…

  • Explore in detail how Gerry uses resolution tactics in his solo
  • Get a clear framework for simplifying & mastering each tactic
  • Learn Gerry’s unique way to use the Dominant Chord Arpeggio
  • Acquire the technique every pro uses with the Augmented Triad
  • Study how great players use Classic Altered Shapes

And Included for download…

  • Gerry Mulligan’s Solo – a transcription of his solo on All The Things You Are from the album Two of a Mind, transposed for your instrument
  • All the Exercises – a downloadable PDF of every exercise written out in all keys, so everything is easy for you to practice
  • Practice Loops – downloadable practice loops for the exercises

So What Makes our Masterclasses so good, how are they different?

If you’ve gone through one of our Fundamental Courses before, then you know the level of detail and guidance we give you…

Our Masterclass Courses are similar in this regard, but they go deeper into a smaller amount of information, giving you a basic weekly practice plan and simple exercises that quickly build your skill over the course of a few weeks.

Think of our Masterclass Courses like a private lesson with us. We give you handheld step-by-step direction working on a specific project.

You see, one of the biggest problems for jazz musicians today is the feeling of being overwhelmed and practicing too much at once.

We developed our Masterclass Courses to help you master one thing at a time and focus your practice, so that you can make the most of every minute you have.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What payment methods do you accept?
A: You can easily pay by credit card or Paypal.

Q: How do I access my course?
A: Once you buy the course, you simply log in to your account. Your “Dashboard” gives you easy access to all your courses, downloads, and membership benefits.

Q: What format is the course in?
A: Masterclass Courses are accessed online, so you need an internet connection to interact with the online content and watch the videos. Masterclasses do however include downloadable course resources (transcribed solos, practice exercises, background tracks etc.) in ZIP format, containing MP3s and PDFs.

Q: I’m not a jazz musician. Can I still use this course?
A: Yes! No matter what style of music you play, you will greatly benefit from this course. We’ve had people write in that play Bluegrass, Rock, Classical…you name it! They all report that our courses help them immensely.

Q: Is there a money back guarantee or a refund if I don’t like it?
A: No. We do not give refunds or money back guarantees. We’ve spent years developing and refining each course. Our courses do take work on behalf of the student – a consistent effort, desire, and an open mind. If you genuinely wish to get better and enjoy the process of doing so, then you’ll really enjoy this course and get a lot out of it. It’s simple: if you follow the plan and put in the practice time, you will improve.

Q: Who can use my purchased Course?
A: Only the one person who buys it. That’s it. No part of any Course may be shared or redistributed. We will immediately revoke access for any user that violates these terms without a refund.

Q: Is this course easy enough for beginners?
A: Yes, it can be used by people of all levels, but may require some basic chord and improvisational knowledge. If you’re the kind of person that’s willing to google the things they don’t understand, then you’ll be fine.

Q: I’m an intermediate player. Will this course be good for me?
A: Yes. The techniques and processes you learn in this course are valuable even if you’re a professional player. Chances are there a different perspectives on things you’ve worked on before, which will greatly expand you’re melodic and harmonic know-how.

Q: I’m a teacher. Can I use my purchased course in the classroom?
A: No. All of our course purchases are for one user only, the person who buys it. Please respect our copyrights and do not illegally distribute any part of our courses. Instead, please direct your students to make their own course purchase. If you have multiple interested students we may offer a group discount.

Q: Does Premium come with this Course?
A: No. Our Courses, including this one, are standalone, completely separate from your premium membership.

Q: Which course should I start with?
A: We suggest starting with The Fundamental Courses and using the Masterclass Courses like this one as supplementary material to further your improvisational skill and style. However, all of our Courses may be practiced in conjunction with each other.

Q: What instrument(s) is this course for?
A: All instruments can use this course. The Exercises are provided for C, Bb, Eb, and Bass Clef Instruments.

We’re here to help…

We made this course to give you the necessary fundamentals needed as a jazz musician. If you have any questions at all about the course, we’re more than happy to answer them.