Joe Pass – Jazz Lines
May 26 2014
In Jazz Lines Joe Pass discusses the scales and arpeggios he uses when improvising. Joe also demonstrates non-stop improvised lines for: major 7th, minor 7th, static and altered dominant 7th chord types plus a special section on turnarounds. Get insight into how Joe ‘thinks’ while improvising.
The DVD includes a booklet with all of the video examples transcribed on the treble clef – with absolutely no tablature. If you live off of tab then I wouldn’t recommend this video, but if you can read music there is a wealth of information to study and learn from.
Joe breaks everything down to its simplest form – major, minor, or dominant. He covers everything very quickly and then goes to the examples, which he gives plenty of. However, if you’re hoping for some chord melody tips or counterpoint examples you’ll be disappointed with this video – it covers exactly what the title says: Jazz LINES. He does speak a little bit in the beginning about how he views chords but he doesn’t go beyond that.
For anyone looking to learn about playing jazz lines, improvising, or about Joe’s lead style in general, this is a fantastic buy. If you can’t read music but are interested in Joe’s style and can learn visually without too much grief, I would recommend the video, but the ability to read will certainly help you to get as much from the material presented as possible.
Joe Pass is one of the most influential and respected jazz guitarists in the world. He is know equally for his incredible single-line improvising as well as brilliant chordal playing.
Running time: 90 min
Video: MPEG2 720×480 ~9800 kbps NTSC 4:3 29.970 fps
Audio: AC3 2 ch 256 Kbps 48.0 KHz
Booklet: Yes (PDF)
Size: 3.7 Gb