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Masterclass Series

Wednesday 22nd July 2015 News

JTC is VERY proud to announce our brand new type of product called the 'Masterclass' series. This is your chance to get up close and personal with some of JTC's greatest players and learn their ideas, approaches and techniques directly from the artists themselves.

The content of these products can vary as we wanted to give our artists the creative freedom to bring you a product that they felt best explains the concepts that they wish to convey. Our very first masterclass package is by the incredible Al Joseph.

In his first masterclass package there are 6 main videos. Al starts with a quick introduction video moving onto 'Melodic Phrasing Essentials’ and 'Melodic Phrasing Utilities’. In these, Al gives you all the tools and tips you'll need to work through this course. He then follows up with 'Time Feel' (detailing how he uses rhythmic methods and time feel to generate creative melodic ideas) and 'Melodic Phrasing Motifs' in which he explains his methods behind actually creating his phrases.

Then you will find 10 awesome extended phrases for you to master. Each making great use of the tools and tips detailed in the masterclass section, and each coming with its own slow video and accompanying breakdown video where Al takes you through each lick step by step. We've even included some brief text notes alongside Al's explanations to help you work out what's happening in the phrases.

Once you've nailed all the extended phrases it's time to put all the material to the test and prove your newly earned skills over the highly jammable backing track. This is your chance to create your own licks and jam out the example phrases in the package. We’ve even included a slow version of the phrase backing track to help you get those tough lines up to speed!

All in all, it's a very exciting new product type at JTC which has a HUGE amount of potential for improving your playing with each and every masterclass package you download!

To check out Al's Melodic Phrasing Masterclass click the image below:


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