Mr PC Tutorial – Improvisation & Soloing
In this lesson, we will explore the famous tune "Mr PC" and apply everything we have covered in the minor blues course. Mr. PC is a composition by John Coltrane, arguably the greatest jazz saxophone player of all time.
The piano player on the giant steps recording of this tune is Tommy Flanagan, a great bebop pianist who also played for Ella Fitzgerald.
Mr PC – Form & Chord Changes
Mr PC follows the standard minor blues form that we’ve covered throughout this course and uses some of the cool alterations and substitutions that we talked about. Written in the key of C minor, Mr PC is usually played very fast but I’ve slowed it down a little bit for the purposes of the lesson. Right now we are playing at a tempo quarter note = 190.
Mr PC Improvisation & Soloing
We will combine our knowledge of modal scales, pentatonic scales, and blues scales to create an interesting solo. These scales and modes will give you a pool of notes to create your improvised lines and ideas.
Mr PC Chord Changes File Type: pdf