Sax on the Web Forum banner
1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Distinguished SOTW Member, Forum Contributor 2014
Joined
·
2,357 Posts
he's embellishing the blues scale there with little triplets in sixteenth notes, which is nice but gets old fast if you do it all the time. don't become a victim of the dreaded "hoodledoo--itis".
 

·
Distinguished SOTW Member, Forum Contributor 2014
Joined
·
2,357 Posts
Bird had a really, really bad case of 'hoodledoo--itus'.
And got away with it. Because of his tone, his rythmic complexity, his harmonic awareness, etc etc. in short because of his genius.
Those triplet embellishments CAN be very nice, especially when played by someone like Bird. But in the hands of lesser players they can also become somewhat annoying when over used.
 

·
Distinguished SOTW Member, Forum Contributor 2014
Joined
·
2,357 Posts
Like this?

exactly, obviously the guy knows his stuff end especially his altissimo.
Nice from a technical point of view I guess. But what is it really that he's trying to say to me ? sorry to be so off topic, to get back to OP; now you know what it is , study the ****
out of it and use it. With taste.
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
Top