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!
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!!
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...
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!!
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...
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...