Just a quick blog post to let everyone know that I have created a jazz etude of Freddie Hubbard's fantastic tune 'Little sunflower'.
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I went about creating this etude in a slightly different way. Normally, I sit down with my laptop and create the lead sheet and just by looking at the chords, I can hear lines that I want to write but with tunes like Freddie's 'Little sunflower' and Miles' 'So what' (from the Miles Davis etude book) I decided to record myself improvising over the backing track and then transcribe my own solo to create the etude. I think it works well! It is much more labour intensive but I am more happy with the product! I think it sounds more melodic and lyrical. I think I will try this on some jazz standard etudes in the future!
Here is the YouTube video of the etude being performed!
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Happy practicing and I hope you download the Little sunflower etude!
Bye for now!