In this episode of Everybody Speaks Music, Kris and Mojo are joined by Jazz Guitar Teaching Guru Kelly Brown. Kelly shares his insights on how to overcome physical limitations in music and provides tips on mastering rhythm, melody, and harmony.
He also discusses how to plan an effective practice routine to maximize progress and improve overall musical ability.
Firstly, Kelly talks about the importance of understanding physical limitations and how they can impact your playing. He shares some personal experiences and how he adapted his technique to overcome his own limitations. Kelly emphasizes the importance of finding a comfortable playing position and developing a relaxed posture to minimize strain on the body.
Moving on to the topic of mastering rhythm, Kelly stresses the importance of developing a strong sense of timing and suggests practicing with a metronome to improve rhythm skills. He also talks about the benefits of playing with others and how it can help improve your sense of timing and groove.
When it comes to melody, Kelly advises focusing on developing a strong ear and learning to play by ear. He suggests practicing transcribing solos and melodies to develop this skill. He also highlights the importance of understanding music theory and how it can aid in creating melodic ideas.
Regarding harmony, Kelly recommends studying chord progressions and understanding how different chords fit together. He also suggests practicing chord inversions and voicings to create interesting and unique chord progressions.
Lastly, Kelly discusses the importance of having an effective practice routine and how it can help improve your playing. Kelly suggests setting specific goals and practicing in short focused sessions rather than long unstructured sessions. He also advises practicing in different environments to help develop adaptability and versatility.
Overall, Kelly provides valuable insights and tips for musicians looking to improve their playing abilities. From overcoming physical limitations to mastering rhythm, melody, and harmony, Kelly's advice is sure to benefit any musician looking to take their skills to the next level.