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Old 06-30-2012, 05:33 AM
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Default Re: ...for the jazz cats ...

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Originally Posted by Numberless View Post
Hey jazz cats, I've been working on my brush playing recently, I would love to hear some feedback from you guys --> http://dl.dropbox.com/u/68704262/Autumn%20Leaves.mp3
Lots of great stuff going on, it seems like you are making excellent progress!

It may just be the lousy speakers on my computer, but I am having a hard time hearing your LH sweeping. Not that I think it should be overpowering, but everything feels a little too staccato for my taste. Who are you checking out for brushes?

I know I may have brought this up before, but the person I learned the most on brushes from is Kenny Washington. Check out his medium brush sound like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX1-xxY4VJk

Obviously this recording is much higher quality but do you hear how beautifully smooth his brush sound is? Not that the RH isn't articulated, it is just perfectly balanced. Try spending some time just trying to smooth out your LH sweeping would be my advice.

I agree with Todd that you may be overplaying/overthinking a bit. I also agree with him that your trading sounded great. Keep up the great work!
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