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Re: Jacob Collier

Postby BJG145 » Sat May 19, 2018 9:28 am

Just came across another Collier video and the guy is definitely a live wire when it comes to jazz music theory. Boy can he talk about that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnBr070vcNE
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Re: Jacob Collier

Postby job » Sun May 20, 2018 11:26 am

I think of jazz musicians as those musicians that kind of know and understand so much of the theory that they've somewhat got bored of that which isn't jazz. Other forms are almost doggeral to them. Like a chord progression in a major scale is hardly worthy of attention, but modulating their way around the circle of fifths during an improv whilst the band plays polyrhythms... now that's cool! And it's cool, inspiring, noteworthy and interesting because it's difficult and technical. Is this correct?

I don't really like jazz, but i've mostly assumed that's because i lack the understanding to appreciate it.
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Re: Jacob Collier

Postby BJG145 » Sun May 20, 2018 8:54 pm

job wrote:I don't really like jazz, but i've mostly assumed that's because i lack the understanding to appreciate it.

...yeah, I feel the same way about difficult jazz. Something like this Miles Davis excerpt means nothing to me unfortunately.

https://youtu.be/S6eZHnIA__A?t=1698
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Re: Jacob Collier

Postby 2046 » Sun May 20, 2018 9:31 pm

I guess these books might help you a bit..
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/07935 ... UTF8&psc=1
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/08763 ... UTF8&psc=1

if you know elementary chords already.
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