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I would approach it this way. Put on a track in Bb minor or a Bb minor blues and just practice sliding out of Bb minor into Bb major then a major and back to Bb minor. Then try morphing back and forth between Eb7 and Eb altered (or e melodic minor if that is easier) over the Bb minor. at first it will sound rough. Half the battle is sounding confident. If a insecure high school kid played that with less confidence you would think he is totally messing up. Kenny Garrett plays it with such confidence that it doesn't matter how it sounds.........it's just right!!What a great solo! I have no idea what Kenny is thinking. He is in Bb minor and it seems like the lead up to measure 50 he is thinking Bb major then slides to A major. Measure 51 and 52 seems like a pattern based off of mostly the Eb7 mixed with Eb7 altered scale (but not 100%). Many times over Bb minor players use Eb7 lines. Beat 1 of 51 is Eb7, beat 2 and 3 is Eb altered, beat 4 is back to Eb7 sliding into E melodic minor in measure 52 which is also Eb altered. That's my take, but what was he thinking......no idea. Maybe he was just winging it and not thinking at all.
You cannot analyse wrong notes. They are just wrong notes played in a way that sounds good. D natural on Bb minor? There is no way to analyse that in a way that you can teach people how it works.Hi,
I've been rehearsing the transcription of Kenny Garrett's solo on Equinox. The most coolest place on the solo is a place where he plays very outside to the minor blues progression. Can you analyze for me what's behind this lick?
Thank you Pete! I thought I was just not smart enough to figure this one out. I'm afraid I'm just not good enough or confident enough to hang on the maj3rd over a minor chord and somehow make it sound good. As a passing tone, sure, but a quarter note firmly on the down beat? I can't pull that one off. More power to Kenny to be able to do it, though...You cannot analyse wrong notes. They are just wrong notes played in a way that sounds good. D natural on Bb minor? There is no way to analyse that in a way that you can teach people how it works.
You can play anything over anything........whose to say if it is wrong or not..........It certainly sounds cool to me.......You cannot analyse wrong notes. They are just wrong notes played in a way that sounds good. D natural on Bb minor? There is no way to analyse that in a way that you can teach people how it works.
But there is not necessarily any correlation between a great analyst and a great player. I'm sure there are great players who are not great analysts. It's a case of almost subconsciously hearing the notes to play.As to notes going fast and it not being able to be analyzed, if that were true we could never learn from the greats. There is absolutely a difference between an amateur playing fast nonsense notes with no sense of tonality and a master with a controlled and well intentioned set of fast notes.