Daily Archives: December 4, 2014

Miles Davis -On Green Dolphin Street

Miles Davis’s solo is very lyrical and smooth. While it wasn’t too difficult to transcribe the pitches, I had trouble with his rhythm. This might have been in part due to the “swing” feeling. I think he mostly played over the chord changes, but when he did play through them, they sounded effortless.

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On Green Dolphin Street – Keith Jarrett

Keith Jarrett uses a lot of pentatonic based melody lines, and he plays through the chord changes. Although his technical skill is impressive as always, I’m always more intrigued by the way that his melodies tend to sound like songs that were precomposed. To be able to generate melodies that sound so natural in an […]

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