think it's time to get into one of my
favorite musical subjects.
Sequences and sequence tunes.
And of course, a sequence is a series of
musical licks that go up or down, and
so there's this same shape, and they keep
moving up moving down, something like-
there's millions of these possible
then some beautiful tunes that are based
on this kind of idea.
And for me, sequences have been a great
vocabulary builder and
a way to get comfortable playing a lot of
different melodies and
a lot of different places on the
I know it's been great for other people
Sam Bush is a big fan of sequences.
That's really helped him play his amazing,
And it's just a great great technique
Great vocabulary builder and
it's also a way to sort of make your solos
sort of coherent.
And of course, we have some of the
greatest tunes, most popular tunes,
are like sequence tunes.
They have a sequence that sort of is the
point of the tune.
Tunes like Blackberry Blossom.
Or Bill Cheatum.
Those kinda tune, Big Sciota.
If we follow that out-
Those kinda things are so great for
just developing your hand and sort of
giving yourself sort of a sense
of musical coherence for whatever kind of
thing you're playing.
Now obviously, that can be taken to an
extreme and then you're going-
[LAUGH] I've been known to play
all the way from the top of the instrument
down to the bottom of the instrument.
After a while, it's like, okay, when is he
going to stop?
But, as a musical device they are great,
So we're going to look at a couple of
these sequence tunes.
The most obvious, the three most obvious
of course Bill Cheatham and Blackberry
Blossom and Big Sciota.