Hey everybody for the next two weeks I'm going to be covering my process of making a cover of the tune Seven Ways by Jason Lindner, which is the number one google result for the phrase "Mark Guiliana solo". Have your attention yet?
Well, in the past, I would make "Supersize Me"-style short documentaries about learning tunes and taking on challenges, but this time I thought I'd turn my challenge into the lesson of the week.
In Part One of the Mark Guiliana/Seven Ways challenge, I attempt to break down the major beats of the song and the way they're felt in 7/8, 7/4, and 7/2. I challenged myself to approach this in a way that would be valuable for beginners and experts alike, starting with the question "if you had to sub for Mark tomorrow on this tune, what could you do to make sure you made music and sounded great?" To that end, I cover the following:
- What is the minimum effective beat, and how to find it on two of the beats from the song.
- What is the Looping Exercise, and how to use it to practice those beats.
- What is Microtime, why Mark really sounds better than us, and how to use microtime to narrow that gap.
I'll be back next week to cover the song structure and the drum solo.
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Peace and see you next week!