How to connect your technique to your playing

SCALE FUNCTIONS – PRACTICE LIKE THIS IS MORE EFFECTIVE
How to connect your technique to your playing

Getting inspired by my technique, yes it is fun to be able to execute. I need more technique, yes of course, but not for the sake of the technique.
Do it for the sake of music!

I believe the goal with technique exercise is to practice great applicable material which is fitting directly into melodies and solos which you will be playing.
And not to practice material we will not use on a daily basis.

In this video
Why is it important to connect your technique to functions?
What does it mean to connect your scale functions to your playing?
How do you practice your scale functions?
Build functional technique exercises
Apply functional technique exercises to your playing
Show, play and analyse three jazz lines applying functional scale exercises

Søren is playing “Four” – applying functional scale exercises to soloing

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00:00 SCALE FUNCTIONS – PRACTICE LIKE THIS IS MORE EFFECTIVE
00:57 In this video
01:28 Why is it important to connect your technique practice to musical functions?
02:30 What does it mean to connect your scale functions to you playing?
04:12 How do you practice your scale functions?
06:34 Build functional technique exercises
09:13 Apply functional technique exercises to your playing
11:24 TIP
11:46 Show, play and analyse 3 jazz lines applying functional scale exercises
12:09 Sample line 1
13:09 Sample line 2
14:27 Sample line 3
15:30 Transform your scale exercises into great jazz lines
16:39 Like my tutorials – Support me on patreon

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Video links:
“23 functional major scale exercises + 46 example licks on how to apply”

23 functional major scale exercises + 46 example licks on how to apply

“Scale exercises – This is how to play music while practicing your scales”

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My setup:
saxophone: Selmer MKVI 82xxx
mouthpiece is an old Otto Link Babbit – refaced from opening 6 to opening 8/8,5
Reeds are either rico jazz select 4 medium or Robertos Wind NY own brand 4 medium

Posted on 19 de junio de 2020
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