Love that recording.
I’ve been meaning to get around to analysing Oscar’s solo on that tune.
Thanks for the extra info here @tuomo
@pierre - remember that these exercises have been designed to improve our listening and transcription skills. They are common melodic ideas, phrases, and patterns that you will hear in recordings.
These exercises are not a replacement for transcribing from records
These exercises alone cannot teach the skill of improvisation. We must be transcribing from records on a regular basis to truly understand how this material works in context.
I’d recommend every time we sit down at the piano we dedicate time to transcribing from our favourite records.
I think we keep them roughly each week for now.
@Tuomo - It’s flexible when you can post them… I know you have a busy gigging and touring schedule, so whatever day is convenient for you.
I did suspect that it might be a lot of work for students to complete one per week, but at the same time I wanted this section to be challenging.
The more you do this @Pierre, the easier it becomes. At first, taking a line through all 12 keys can seem like a huge task, but soon you will be flying through these exercises each week
@Tuomo - I think it would be insightful to post a recording from YouTube that contains similar material, or a similar style of playing - just like you did above with the Oscar Peterson Trio recording.
Perhaps this won’t be possible with every exercise, but the example above is brilliant and shows exactly how to apply it in context with Oscar’s solo.
I think this will help to bridge the gap between these great listening exercises, and transcribing directly from records.