The Kenny Dorham Workbook: 12 Lines on Let’s Cool One [PDF] (Premium)

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Eric

Jazz Advice and Tips, Premium Only

Kenny Dorham is one of the enduring masters of this art form, spanning the history from the bebop era to the musical explorations of the 1960s. His playing and compositions are instantly recognizable for their melodic beauty and harmonic sophistication…required listening for any serious player.

You see, studying one of his solos – or even just one of his lines – will give you insight in to the secrets of learning this music like a pro.

That’s why in this lesson for Premium Members we’ll take one of Kenny’s iconic solos and isolate the specific lines that hold the keys to mastering any progression.

Inside you’ll discover:

  • A transcription of Kenny’s solo on Let’s Cool One
  • Essential harmonic devices in the progression that every improviser needs to know
  • 12 specific Kenny lines that’ll help you navigate the harmony
  • And a 45 page PDF exercise book to build your skills in the practice room

Let’s get started…

Kenny Dorham, Let’s Cool One solo

This particular K.D. solo comes from the great Thelonious Monk album Genius of Modern Music Volume 2featuring drummer Max Roach, Lou Donaldson on alto, and Lucky Thompson on tenor.

Kenny’s solo on Let’s Cool One starts at [1:00] ...

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