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Umgebe Dich mit einem der erfahrensten Studiomusiker, der mit Größen wie Sting, D’Angelo, Mary J. Blige, Steven Tyler, John Mayer, Chaka Khan, Jill Scott, Diana Krall, Dave Matthews Band und vielen mehr gearbeitet hat.

In TAGA Publishings “Mark Whitfield: Land The Gig” teilt Mark mit Dir sein angesammeltes Wissen, musikalische Meinungen, Einflüsse, sowie die wichtigsten und notwendigen Eigenschaften, um ein erfolgreicher Studiomusiker zu werden.

Erhalte Weisheiten aus erster Hand und entdecke alle nötigen Eigenschaften, um einen dauerhaften Eindruck bei Deiner nächsten Session zu hinterlassen. Den dauerhaften Eindruck, der Dir den Call Back verschafft.

Alles in unserem “Mark Whitfield: Land The Gig” Kurs wird von der neuesten “Soundslice” Technologie unterstützt, was Dir jederzeit ermöglicht, individuelle Takte zu loopen und in Slow Motion abspielen zu lassen.

Erlebe “Mark Whitfield: Land The Gig” nicht nur durch die drei hochqualitativ dargestellten Kameraperspektiven, sondern Du erhältsts außerdem noch eine Vielzahl an PDFs der Notation und Transkriptionen in der Standard Notenschrift sowie Tabulaturen.

Finde heraus, welche Lehren Mark Whitfield vom gemeinsamen Aufnehmen mit D’Angelo oder Carmen McRae und vielen mehr für sich entdeckt hat.

TAGA Publishing ist stolz darauf, Dir eine Meisterklasse zu präsentieren, welche Dich in einen professionellen Spieler formt, der Du sein willst.

Course Curriculum

1. Introduction
1.1 Playing Introduction by Mark Whitfield 00:01:14
1.2 Welcome to This Course 00:00:48
2. The Essence of Time
2.1 The Eminent Freddie Green 00:01:41
2.2 Illustrating Freddie Green: 12-Bar Blues 00:02:14
2.3 Having a Musical Impact: Voice Leading 00:02:18
2.4 George Benson on Freddie Green 00:01:13
2.5 Freddie Green Right Hand Technique 00:03:14
2.6 The Influence of Freddie Green’s Style 00:00:53
3. Accompanying a Vocalist
3.1 Color: Considering Tensions 00:01:21
3.2 Channeling Joe Pass: Accompanying Carmen McRae 00:06:28
4. Comping Like Kenny
4.1 Kenny Burrell’s Playing 00:01:44
4.2 Comping Accordingly 00:00:50
4.3 Kenny Burrell with Jimmy Smith: Rhythm Section Prowess 00:01:49
4.4 Leaving Your Legacy 00:02:16
5. Tales of the Legends
5.1 Getting Schooled by Joe Pass 00:04:21
5.2 Wes’ Comping 00:04:10
5.3 A Night Out with George Benson 00:02:33
5.4 You Can’t Lose the Blues 00:02:07
6. Personal Style and How to Comp Better
6.1 Play What You Want to Hear 00:02:02
6.2 Mark’s Percussive Comping example 00:01:13
6.3 Getting Called Out by Jack McDuff 00:00:30
6.4 Stop Playin’ Those Banjo Chords! 00:03:06
6.5 Examples of “Banjo Chords” and How to Not Play Them 00:00:48
6.6 Avoiding “Banjo Chords” example 2 00:01:26
7. New Vocabulary and Learning to Grow
7.1 An Unfamiliar Stage: Getting the Call to Record for D’Angelo 00:04:51
7.2 Knowing Your Role and Adapting to the Situation 00:02:24
7.3 Creating a New Vocabulary with What You Know 00:01:57
7.4 Take Your Time, Let it Feel Good 00:01:09
7.5 Taking Inspiration from Ernie Isley 00:01:47
7.6 Incorporating Effects 00:02:29
7.7 Looking Back 00:03:17
8. Playing in Non-Jazz Settings
8.1 Lessons Learned Playing with Sting 00:01:48
8.2 Message in a Bottle example 00:00:28
8.3 Discipline: Not Losing Sight of the Role of Your Instrument 00:00:59
8.4 Staying Humble 00:01:39
8.5 The Responsibility of Delivering a Melody 00:02:28
9. A Collective Expression of the Groove
9.1 Holding Down a D9 All Night with Fred Wesley 00:04:17
9.2 Playing with Stevie: A Collective Expression of the Groove 00:03:55
9.3 A Little Room for Personality 00:01:49
10. Musical Musings and Some Final Thoughts
10.1 Open String Improvisation 00:01:58
10.2 I Shot the Sheriff 00:00:53
10.3 Bill Withers example 00:00:21
10.4 Auto-Wah Riffs and R&B Comping 00:01:26
10.5 Conclusion 00:01:15

Course Reviews

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  1. Joanne Heimer

    5

    Wow, Mark has a lot of energy and passion! His stories were very interesting to listen to and playing really elevated me!

  2. Castor Sanchez

    3

    mark whitfield used to be my favorite smooth jazz player! This course is more of a seminar or masterclass though. Mark is not really showing and explaining his lines, that would have been great.

  3. Robert Peterson

    4

    Very intersting pieces of wisdom and i think you need to be at a certain level to really “get” the message. I whish Mark would have demonstrated more of his jazzy lines. The transcriptions are very good though and the looping function really helps.

  4. Jasper Frandsen

    4

    Mark is talking a lot in the videos. His stories about playing with Sting, Stevie Wonder, Carmen McRae and so on, are interesting (and amusing) for sure, but once you’ve heard them, you’ve heard them… There is some great playing though and he is giving a good overview of comping for different styles. I guess I would have liked a little less talking and a bit more playing, which is why I’m not giving it a full 5 stars… The transcriptions are great though and the soundslice thing is making everything super clear for learning.

  5. Yannis Xanthopoulos

    5

    I liked Mark’s stories 🙂 Seems like the guy has met or played with everyone! Good advice for us jazz guitarists and some very cool playing.

  6. Morgan Hampton

    5

    Man this cat can GROOVE!!! Killer!!!!

  7. Jonathan Rosenberg

    3

    Way too much talking and not enough playing. As he says in his own words, “he likes to drop names” and he does it very often. I wish that he would have taught more and talked less. Still was enjoyable though.

  8. Tal Ryan

    5

    Mark is great!

  9. Lauren Cardiff

    4

    There are no solos in this course but it is good if you want to learn rhyhtm playing in different styles!

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