Essential Jazz Standards with Gary Willis | All The Things You Are

In this course Gary Willis breaks down the relationship between each section of All The Things You Are. We’ll analyse Gary’s own interpretation of the melody AND his solo, together with a deeper look into the theory and technique aspects of ’Gary’s unique approach.

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A working knowledge of jazz standards is not just helpful, but mandatory for any serious bass player. Even if you don’t play jazz, studying songs like All The Things You Are should play a big part in your development. Written by Jerome Kern for the 1939 musical Very Warm for May, All The Things You Are has so much to teach us about harmony with plenty of II-V-I chord progressions and five different key centres to explore. It’s also a perfect vehicle for soloing.

In this course Gary Willis breaks down the relationship between each section of the tune. We’ll analyse Gary’s own interpretation of the melody AND his solo, together with a deeper look into the theory and technique aspects of ’Gary’s unique approach.

In this course you’re going to learn:

  • How to understand the relationship between each section of the tune.
  • How to map out and improvise over the changes.
  • How to add more movement to your walking basslines.
  • How to stay above the harmony when you solo.
  • How to interpret the melody and develop your own ideas.
  • And much more!