Messiah College is closed for Christmas break from 11 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 23, , and will reopen on Wednesday, Jan. 2, , at 6 a.m.. Skip to content. Jay Umble is the author of MBGU Jazz Curriculum ( avg rating, 2 ratings, 1 review, published ), Improvisational Techniques for Jazz Guitar [With. Jay Umble. Adjunct Faculty in Music. Contact Information. [email protected] Cunningham Center. courses.

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Your email address will not be published. Jay Umble has been a professional guitarist for over 30 years! In this video, Jay explores his personal approach to creating strong minor lines.

Video Review: Minor Line Concepts by Jay Umble

World-class musicians performing new hmble by living composers and classical music in a casual setting! In addition to the licks, Jay discusses and demonstrates concepts such as:.

The video is full of so much content so I recommend buying the download version for long term jzy. In the early ‘s Jay was on the road for four years kmble the Ron Smith Trio, an organ based group. In the 4th section, Jay shares some ideas to connect the areas of the neck while still being in the G minor tonality. To him, all notes are possible choices in creating lines over the chords.

Wikipedia article on jazz guitar Wikipedia article on blues guitar music. In the mid 80’s to mid 90’s he was the founder-leader of “In Transit”, another organ based trio that focused on the Jazz-Blues idiom. Chord Melody Guitar Music Over this time they have developed a highly unique approach to their repertoire of jazz standards.

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Old Wood New Sounds is a concert series that will always introduce you to something new and interesting. Cross indexing makes this manual extremely easy to use and regardless of what style of music you play, we know you will find this to be a valuable, “must have” addition to your library. He is on the music faculty of Bucknell University and Susquehanna University where he teaches guitar mechanics, harmony-theory, fretboard integration in addition to general guitar playing.


In addition to the strong melodic ideas, Jay also demonstrated some sweep picking ideas via different one note per string lines.

In this class Jay not only demonstrates many minor 7th line ideas but goes beyond the typical lick format by sharing his personal approach to improvisation as it relates to the minor 7th tonality.

Jay explains in a free form manner at times so you have to catch the points or examples as it occurs. On the website, the video description says: It has been said of Jay, “he is an abstract guitarist forging his own musical path”. I can sense the lineage of his playing but Jay also has his own strong sense of identity.

Jay Umble – Susquehanna University

Jay and Bill have been working together for the past ten years. I particularly like how Jay presents his ideas in a very conversational way.

Great solid lines and concepts with A LOT of examples played in the video. Their concept is imble traditional and modern with an emphasis on harmonic textures and linear exploration. Please send me a message at azsamad2 at gmail.

All topics are covered in depth and all examples are practical – enabling anyone to improve dramatically! All reviews reflect my honest personal opinion so be aware that I will point out both cool Pros and Cons that I see in imble work.

Please get in touch with us personally if you have any questions. Home Contact Us Search Tellus Jay Umble iay Bill Druck. Over the 83 uay of video and 10 pages of PDF examples, many ideas are explored. The Joe Diorio side of things reveals itself when Jay chooses to play more intervallic ideas within the same position.


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Written examples complement the video too.

Old Wood New Sounds: It provides everything one needs to know to successfully master the jazz-blues style covering topics such as: Together, Jay and Bill present a wonderful blend of styles, offering one of the most original jazz guitar duos on the scene today. Bill will come at you with a solid traditional slant reminiscent of Bucky Pizzarelli and at other times present a total modern point of view reminiscent of Pat Metheny or Bill Frisell.

Packed with an abundance of practical examples, it offers something for everyone regardless of ability. Fundamentals of Picking by Fretboard Anatomy.

Too often new music and classical musicians are relegated to the sterile chamber of academia. In the early years, he spent his time with various rock and commercial groups.

Jazz Brunch with Jay Umble Trio

Between the Voicings by Hristo Vitchev. Jay offers traditional harmonic textures and at other times, delves into ultra-modern voicing reminiscent of Allan Holdsworth. There is a rent option limited time streaming only access as well as a download version. In addition to the licks, Jay discusses and demonstrates concepts such as: Jay has studied with world-renowned guitarists Pat Martino and Joe Diorio and has released three recordings with material ranging from jazz to commercial.

Come out and hear these musicians perform thrilling music with real passion and heart.