The Sonny Stitt Playbook – His 2 Exercises to Master Minor (Premium)
Jazz Language, Jazz Musicians, Premium Only, Transcribing
What if you had Sonny Stitt’s practice journal in your hands right now? All his genius lines and exercises written out. Everything, literally everything, complete with diagrams and descriptions of what he practiced…wouldn’t that be nice?
Well, unfortunately, unless he’s your relative, chances are this will never be the case. You’ll never have those practice journals to look at, if they even exist, and you’ll never know precisely what he was thinking…
But what if I told you that you don’t actually need his practice journals to figure out what he practiced?
And that you can actually get a pretty good idea about the exercises that any jazz musician practiced by closely examining what they played in their solo – it’s just a matter of understanding how to look for clues and put the pieces together.
This is what I like to call Trace-back-transcribing, and this type of transcribing is all about tracing back the lines you find in a solo to some larger practice exercise.
Often you might use transcribing to pick up some new jazz language, or to figure out what to play over a specific ...
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