Jazz Clarinet

Felix Peikli

Clarinet

Jazz Clarinet

Felix Peikli

Clarinet

16 lessons

01:46h Total Length

4.33

Jazz Clarinet

16 lessons

01:46h Total Length

4.33

In this masterclass, Félix will be teaching jazz clarinet.

Félix talks about jazz history, melodic structures, how to use melody as to make cool organic solos and harmonic structures. He also covers how to develop proper technique in order to execute harmonic ideas and will break down rhythmic structures in order to develop that groove feel.

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What’s in the masterclass

1. Introduction

Meet clarinet player Félix Peikli and his constant will to spread joy and inspiration through his music.

Duration 00:18h

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2. “Old Cats” & Human approach to music

Félix talks about The New Orleans Jazz clarinet style, how they learned mastering their instrument, their technique, their will to play melodically and how “Old Cats” influenced him.
For Félix, music is a bit more than notes you play.
Learn how to open you ears – and Mind.

Duration 00:07h

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3. Listen and Learn Felix’ “Body and Soul” rendition

“Body And Soul” remains a jazz standard with hundrerds of versions performed and recorded by famous artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman.
One of the most famous and influential takes was recorded by Coleman Hawkins and his Orchestra.
Discover Félix rendition of this masterpiece.

Duration 00:03h

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4. Improvisation

Félix’ approach to improvisation starts with embellishing the melody and learning how to listen and react to compose your solo.

Duration 00:06h

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5. Listen and learn Felix’s “There Is No Greater Love” Rendition

"There Is No Greater Love" is a 1936 jazz standard composed by Isham Jones.
The song is often played as a ballad – an example of this approach is Dinah Washington's 1954 recording on Dinah Jams.
Medium-tempo swing renditions have also been recorded by several artists, including Miles Davis.

Duration 00:04h

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6. Transcription

Félix taught himself to play Bennie Goodman tunes by playing along with his records.
The way one can learn jazz is through recordings.
Through transcription, learn exactly what that artist did and learn the way of life outside of school.

Duration 00:07h

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7. Listen and learn Felix’ “After You Are Gone” Rendition

"After You've Gone" is a 1918 popular song composed by Turner Layton with lyrics by Henry Creamer.
The chorus adheres to a standard ABAC pattern but is only 20 measures long.
There are four 4-bar phrases, followed by a 4 measure tag.
The song is harmonically active, with chord changes almost every measure.
Discover Félix rendition of this jazz standard.

Duration 00:03h

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8. Félix Breaks down “After You're Gone“

Félix explains how harmony is a very important structure in Jazz and how to sort of control it to make “artistic” choices.

Duration 00:06h

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9. Circular Breathing

Learn Circular breathing with Félix.
Circular breathing is a technique that enables the wind instrumentalist to maintain a sound for long periods of time by inhaling through the nose while maintaining air flow through the instrument, using the cheeks as "bellows".

Duration 00:09h

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10. How to play fast on your clarinet

Félix shares with you some of the techniques he uses when practicing in order to clean up the technique and be able to execute very complex and quick passages.

Duration 00:16h

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11. Rythm Changes

What are Jazz “Rythm changes” ? Félix introduces “Rythm changes”, one of the most popular improvisations in jazz sessions.

Duration 00:04h

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12. Listen and learn Felix' "Célia" rendition

Célia is one of the most notable composition of Bud Powell, American Jazz pianist.
Along with Charlie Parker, Monk, and Dizzy Gillespie, Powell was a leading figure in the development of modern jazz, or bebop.

Duration 00:01h

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13. Time feel & swing

Félix shares tips for grooving deeper and feeling more comfortable playing in strange and complex rhythms.

Duration 00:09h

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14. Félix breaks down "Recorda me"

Félix talks about Latin Jazz and syncopations.

Duration 00:03h

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15. Listen & learn Felix' "Recorda Me" rendition

"Remember Me" is a jazz standard by the saxophonist Joe Henderson.
It was introduced on Henderson's debut album Page One, in 1963.
This album also featured the first recording of the jazz standard "Blue Bossa", written by trumpeter Kenny Dorham.
Discover Félix rendition of this standard.

Duration 00:03h

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16. What a wonderful world !

One last advice from Félix, “Try To Touch Upon What We Discussed About But Also Forget It”.

Duration 00:04h

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Filmed and Recorded at Blue Note Jazz Club

Since 1981, Blue Note has become one of the premier jazz clubs in the world and an institution in Greenwich Village. Artists who had stopped playing in jazz clubs decades before, such as S. Vaughn, D. Gillespie among others, called it home.

Filmed and Recorded at Blue Note Jazz Club

Since 1981, Blue Note has become one of the premier jazz clubs in the world and an institution in Greenwich Village. Artists who had stopped playing in jazz clubs decades before, such as S. Vaughn, D. Gillespie among others, called it home.

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