“Ornithology” – Charlie Parker for Guitar
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This is the first in a series of Charlie Parker compositions I will be teaching in the coming months. I believe these pieces are important to learn for any guitarist aspiring to become a jazz player. And that is simply because the lines that make up these tunes embody the melodic and rhythmic elements of the bebop idiom!
In this lesson I want to teach you the head to “Ornithology”, a piece Bird wrote over the changes to “How High The Moon”. In the video which includes full notation and TAB, after playing the piece at tempo, I break it down and teach each segment at a slow tempo. I also point out some of the fingering challenges you may encounter on guitar as well as how to overcome them.
I am making a PDF with TAB (for the sight-reading disabled…lol) available for download, absolutely FREE for every lesson in this series! So be sure to login and download it so you can follow along.
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