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Larry Coryell: Blues and Beyond

A last glimpse into the genius of Larry Coryell and his concepts

Larry Coryell, one of jazz fusion’s pioneering guitarists and also known to many as the “Godfather of Fusion,” gives one very last glimpse into his craft genius of guitar playing and an in-depth view of his artistry.

In the mid-to-late Sixties, Coryell broke down genre barriers with his eclectic, fluid playing and experimenting with melding thunderous and driving rock rhythms with spacious jazz chords.

Yet as a true eclectic, armed with a brilliant technique, he was comfortable in almost every style, covering almost every base from the most decibel-heavy, distortion-laden electric work, to the most delicate, soothing, intricate lines on acoustic guitar or phrasing and note-bending that owed as much to blues, rock and even country as it did to earlier, smoother Bebop influences.

Coryell put out dozens of solo and ensemble releases throughout the Seventies up through to the present day, recording with alongside famous names like Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Kenny Barron, Chet Baker, Stéphane Grappelli, Gary Burton, John McLaughlin, Ron Carter, Chick Corea, Paco De Lucia, Miroslav Vitouš and many other noteworthy artists of all styles.

We at tagapublishing.com have been privileged and honored to record and also deeply analyze Larry’s fascinating approach to the guitar and improvisation, before his unfortunate passing on February 19th, 2017.

We are proud to present to you the last guitar lesson of a true legend who set milestones and truly deserves a special place in the history books.

“Blues and Beyond” gives you one last glimpse into Larry’s  genius.

Experience for one more time the advanced mind of a legendary guitarist who was always innovating and someone who was always trying to push the boundaries a bit further.

In the first half of this interactive video course, Larry shares priceless insights and ingenious methods to help you discover and get started in the following:

  • Basic Blues playing
  • Basic Jazz blues playing
  • Pentatonic ideas
  • Charlie Parker inspired ideas and much more…

Very much the same approach to topics he used to achieve his own mastery of the instrument and unparalleled success as a professional musician.

Topics and methods presented in the second half of the course include:

  • I-VI-II-V chord playing
  • Line playing
  • Tritone substitutions
  • Melodic Minor examples
  • Diminished scale usage
  • Double Stops
  • Big Band feels
  • Song examples of  “Cry me a river,” ”Summertime” and even his own composition “The Dragon Gate.”
  • and much MUCH more….

All of the performances are tabbed and notated for your practice, reference and study purposes.

You’ll also get supported by the newest Soundslice technology.  The cursor automatically follows the tab and notation so that you can play, speed up or slow down, loop, and even see a virtual fretboard,  WHILE you work through the material.

Blues and Beyond: A last glimpse into the genius of Larry Coryell and his concepts is not only about learning Larry’s licks and it’s certainly not a traditional learning experience.  You too will need to immerse yourself in his mind to truly understand and absorb the seminal teachings contained within its architecture.

Blues and Beyond: A last glimpse into the genius of Larry Coryell and his concepts is a dream come true for all of us here at TAGA Publishing.  We can’t thank Larry enough for trusting us with this project and we are thrilled to present to you, Mr. Larry Coryell!

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Course Curriculum

1. Introduction
1.1 Playing Introduction by Larry Coryell 00:01:28
1.2 Welcome to “Blues and Beyond” 00:00:19
2. Basic Blues
2.1 Basic Blues Introduction (9th chord) 00:00:29
2.2 Basic I-IV-V Blues 00:00:39
2.3 Basic I-IV-V Blues with harmonic movement 00:01:24
3. Getting to the IV Chord
3.1 Other ways to get into the IV chord example 1 (ii-V of IV) 00:00:39
3.2 Other Ways to Get into the IV Chord Example 2 (Tritone Substitution) 00:00:26
3.3 Other Ways to Get into the IV Chord Example 3 (ii – V Tritone Substitution) 00:00:39
4. Jazz Blues
4.1 Basic Jazz Blues 00:00:17
5. Pentatonic Improvisation
5.1 Pentatonic Scale/Pentatonic Improvisation 1 00:00:51
5.2 Pentatonic Improvisation 2 00:00:18
5.3 Pentatonic Improvisation 3 00:00:21
5.4 Pentatonic Improvisation 4 00:00:22
6. Charlie "Bird" Parker Concept Improvisation
6.1 Bird Concept Introduction 00:00:52
6.2 Bird Concept Improvisation Example 1 00:00:22
6.3 Bird Concept Improvisation Example 2 00:00:21
6.4 Bird Concept Improvisation Example 3 00:00:18
6.5 Bird Concept Improvisation Example 4 00:00:32
6.6 Combining Pentatonic with Bird Concept Improvisation Example 1 00:00:31
6.7 Combining Pentatonic with Bird Concept Improvisation Example 2 00:00:31
6.8 Conclusion of Bird Concept 00:00:22
7. I-vi-ii-V / iii-vi-ii-V
7.1 I-vi-ii-V Discussion 00:01:17
7.2 Using F Major Over a D Minor Chord 00:00:25
7.3 iii-vi-ii-V Phrase 1 00:00:15
7.4 iii-vi-ii-V Phrase 2 00:00:15
7.5 Diminished Whole Tone Scale 00:01:08
7.6 D minor Phrase 00:00:09
7.7 G7 Phrase 00:00:11
7.8 ii V Phrase 00:00:50
7.9 iii-vi-ii-V Phrases 00:01:11
7.10 More iii-vi-ii-V Phrases 00:00:33
7.11 I-vi-ii-V / iii-vi-ii-V Conclusion 00:00:13
8. Advanced Improvisational Concepts
8.1 Introduction to Advanced Improvisational Concepts 00:00:45
8.2 Advanced Improvisational Concepts Example: C Blues 00:02:15
8.3 ii V ideas / G minor / Cry Me a River 00:00:53
8.4 Playing Over Minor – Example A Minor 00:00:34
8.5 Using the 6th 00:00:56
8.6 Using Major over minor – Example C Major over A minor 00:00:26
8.7 Introduction to Whole Tone and Augmented Ideas 00:00:09
8.8 C Whole Tone Scale 00:00:09
8.9 C Whole Tone Phrase 1 00:00:07
8.10 C Whole Tone Phrase 2 00:00:00
8.11 Augmented Triads 00:00:13
8.12 C Whole Tone Phrase 3 00:00:11
8.13 E Major triad over C 00:00:36
8.14 Minor Blues Playing example 00:00:36
8.15 Minor Blues Possibilities 00:06:18
9. More Advanced Improvisational Concepts
9.1 Double Stops (Diminished) Introduction 00:01:20
9.2 Double Stops (Diminished) 00:01:20
9.3 Double Stops (Diminished) Improvisation 1 00:00:31
9.4 Double Stops (Diminished) Improvisation 2 00:00:35
9.5 Quadruple Stops Introduction 00:00:25
9.6 Quadruple Stop Improvisation 1 00:00:36
9.7 Quadruple Stop Improvisation 2 00:00:35
10. Recap
10.1 Recap 00:00:23
10.2 Strechin’ with Larry Coryell Playing Example 1 00:00:37
10.3 Recap Outro 00:00:26
11. Playing in Time
11.1 Playing in Time Introduction 00:00:10
11.2 Strechin’ with Larry Coryell Playing Example 2 00:00:35
11.3 Strechin’ with Larry Coryell Playing Example 3 00:01:48
12. Chromaticism and Diminished Phrases
12.1 Using Chromaticism / More Diminished Introduction 00:00:20
12.2 B Half Whole Diminished Scale 00:19:00
12.3 C Half Whole Diminished Scale Phrase Examples 00:00:24
12.4 G Half Whole Diminished Scale Phrase Example 1 00:00:16
12.5 G Half Whole Diminished Scale Phrase Example 2 00:00:27
12.6 Larry Coryell’s “The Dragon Gate” Melody Fragment Example 00:00:25
12.7 1 + 2 Diminished (Implied Chromatic) 00:00:20
13. Stretchin' with Larry Coryell
13.1 Strechin’ with Larry Coryell Examples 4 and 5 Talking Introduction 00:00:12
13.2 Strechin’ with Larry Coryell Playing Example 4 00:01:29
13.3 Strechin’ with Larry Coryell Playing Example 5 00:01:49
14. Closing
14.1 Closing 00:01:17

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  1. Fantastic blues study

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    A lifetime worth of study presented here! Great many playing examples that one can utilize immediately. Basic concepts are presented –then LC demonstrates–very inspirational. Long live Larry Coryell!

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