EDUCATIONAL SPOTLIGHT:
GARY BURTON
on JAZZ IMPROVISATION

Vibraphone virtuoso Gary Burton is no stranger to innovation. On his way to winning six Grammy awards, Gary pioneered the four-mallet technique, started the jazz fusion movement and has most recently developed a 12-week online Jazz Improvisation course with Berkleemusic, the online continuing education division of the Berklee College of Music.

This in-depth course, which is derived directly from the popular improvisation course Gary taught at Berklee for over a decade, delves into the world of melodic development, navigating harmonic progressions, improvisational soloing and much more.

These four free video lesson are presented courtesy of Berklee College of Music. Visit the Berklee website for more information and to enroll in their online lessons!

For more free lessons and information on Gary’s course
CLICK HERE!


GARY'S SIGNATURE MALLET:
Signature Vibraphone - Gary Burton
Yarn wound heads and rattan handles accommodate Gary's requirements on vibraphone.
L = 15 1/2"
  click here to download a larger image of the M25

PREVIEW LESSON:
COMPING APPROACHES

PREVIEW LESSON:
SOLOING ON BALLADS

PREVIEW LESSON:
DEVELOPING A THEME

PREVIEW LESSON:
PLAYING AN IMPROVISED JAZZ SOLO



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