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A Conversation with Mr. Ron Carter By David C. Gross and Tom Semioli…
An icon of the instrument, a jazz giant, and an insightful educator – Ron Carter discusses his latest book aptly entitled CHARTOGRAPHY (roncarterbooks.com) which transcribes five performances of “Autumn Leaves” as played by Miles Davis’ Second Quartet circa 1963-1967.
If you have been under a rock you have probably never heard of Mr. Ron Carter however, I am betting that whether you know his name or not, you have definitely heard him!
He recently completed, in my opinion, one of the most important books for bassists and these particular concepts can be used by ALL MUSICIANS!
It is called “Cartography” and features transcriptions of “Autumn Leaves” over a 5 year period when he was with the Miles Davis Quintet.
I was excited to get my hands on the book, The Artistry of Anthony Jackson because Mr. Jackson has been an important inspiration since I was about 17.
In my December 2020 column, I suggested that there is great power in using one note. This month I would like to continue that thought but in a slightly different way.
In the last lesson we talked about the power in regards to rhythm. This month I want to discuss the power in 1 “half-step” change that creates lots of new possibilities!
What is the responsibility of the teacher and what is the responsibility of the student? Read along to find the answer.
I have always loved the music of Thelonious Monk and have marveled at the outward “simplicity” of his tunes and the inward difficulty in their seemingly simple construction.
In most Western Music, the Major Scale is where most of our music is derived from, so when focusing on a different scale, it is important to see what in that scale is different.
When I was first learning how to read music it was painful.
A Sampling of my writings over the years
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