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Emily Remler - Advanced Jazz and Latin Improvisation

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  • Introduction & Opening Performance 5:05

    Introduction & Opening Performance

    In this introduction video, Emily Remler plays an opening song.

  • Bossa Nova (examples 1-8) 11:21

    Bossa Nova (examples 1-8)

    Emily kicks things off with the Bossa Nova examples.

  • Approach Notes (example 9) 1:15

    Approach Notes (example 9)

    Emily discusses her use of "approach notes."

  • Playing Through a Chord Progression 2:49

    Playing Through a Chord Progression

    In this video, Emily shows how she plays through the chord progressions.

  • Dominant Chord Scales Type 1 (examples 10-23) 6:20

    Dominant Chord Scales Type 1 (examples 10-23)

    Emily shows the first type of dominant chord scales.

  • Arpeggios (examples 24-26) 2:26

    Arpeggios (examples 24-26)

    Next up, Emily shows how she uses Arpeggios in her playing.

  • Practice Ideas (examples 27-32) 5:25

    Practice Ideas (examples 27-32)

    Emily shares some practice ideas.

  • Dominant Chord Scales Type 2 (examples 33-34) 2:30

    Dominant Chord Scales Type 2 (examples 33-34)

    In this video, Emily shows the second type of dominant chord scales.

  • II V Progressions (examples 35-41) 4:01

    II V Progressions (examples 35-41)

    Emily shows II V progressions.

  • Eighth Note Lines - 13:35

    Eighth Note Lines - "Blue Bossa" (examples 42-44)

    In this video, Emily shows eighth note lines.

  • Closing Comments & Performance of 6:12

    Closing Comments & Performance of "Afro Blue"

    Emily gives her final thoughts and performs one last song.

Product Overview


This hour-long video lesson with the late Emily Remler covers some of latin jazz guitar's most important topics, such as true bossa nova style, samba rhythms, unique chord positions, alternating bass lines, syncopated guitar parts, passing chords, jazz minor scales, arpeggio licks, learning to put various scales over certain chords, eighth-note improvisation, II-V progressions and V-I resolutions. This is truly a jazz master class!

If you're not familiar with Emily Remler, she was one of the hottest jazz players to come around in a long time. She recorded four solo albums (Firefly, Take Two, Transition, and Catwalk) and a duet album with Larry Coryell (Together). She toured with Astrud Gilberto, collaborated with Pat Martino, worked on movie scores and played guitar in the Broadway hit Sophisticated Ladies.

Watch, see and hear why Emily was considered by many to be one of Jazz guitar's greats!


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