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  1. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Hey everyone! I was hanging with my good friend Joe Schmidt this past weekend and since everyone always requests this tune we figured we'd play it! Here's a little Giant Steps - let me know what you think!
  2. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Hey everyone!! New video is up, and it's pretty crazy. In response to reaching 1000 followers on Instagram, I played Giant Steps at 1000bpm!!! This was (obviously) insanely hard, but I really wanted to do something special. I hope you like it!!
  3. Practicing
    Hey everyone! Just wanted to give out a little tip for playing over Giant Steps. It focuses on the 2nd half of the tune (starting on the Ebmaj7). Here are the original changes for the 2nd half: | Ebmaj7 | Am7 D7 | Gmaj7 | C#m7 F#7 | Bmaj7 | Fm7 Bb7 | Ebmaj7 | C#m7 F#7 | Here's a way to...
  4. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Hey everyone! Back again with another new video. This is a favorite of mine- Coltrane's "Giant Steps." But this time, I'm on PIANO! (eeek) This is a duo version featuring my good friend Joe Schmidt on tenor sax. I hope you enjoy it, and let me know what you think!!
  5. Websites, Books, Magazines, Photos and other Lit.
    I just published ebook as an Apple ibook. I should have the Kindle version up soon. I am also close to having the alto version done. It's a collection of 10 etudes I wrote for myself in order to study how to improvise on Giant Steps. I also include an exercise that I took from each etude based...
  6. Jazz and Improvisation
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kotK9FNEYU Here is the most amazing you Tube video showing Coltrane's Giant Steps head and solo note for note as it is played. totally brilliant video. What do you all think?
  7. Teaching
    My kid is going to audition for a local jazz school and Giant Steps is the audition material. She's on tenor. She has around 6 weeks to prep. The solo is a fast one. What would a teacher be looking for with this song? The ability to not get lost? Know when to breath? (its not the kind of solo...
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