Cool jazz soloing technique – the Cantus Firmus Method
Here’s a new video from the always impressive Adam Neely. This one is basically about counterpoint and not playing root notes when soloing. I happen to love counterpoint (its why the bass playing on Opeth‘s first two albums, Orchid and Morningrise, are some of my favorite pieces… I’m not particularly in love with their more recent offerings). I think I understand the basics of everything he’s talking about, but I’m absolutely not ready for 9ths, 11ths and 13ths and the like. It also dovetails nicely into the stuff I read last week in Target and Approach Tone s- Shaping Bebop Lines.
Anyway, watch the video. Adam is gold.