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Making sense of John Coltrane's "Giant Steps."

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John Coltrane, one of jazz history’s most revered saxophonists, released “Giant Steps” in 1959. It’s known across the jazz world as one of the most challenging compositions to improvise over for two reasons - it’s fast and it’s in three keys. Braxton Cook and Adam Neely give me a crash course in music theory to help me understand this notoriously difficult song, and I’m bringing you along for the ride. Even if you don’t understand a lick of music theory, you’ll likely walk away with an appreciation for this musical puzzle.

Braxton Cook: https://www.braxtoncook.com/
Adam Neely: https://www.youtube.com/adamneely

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Doug Waite
2:33 Slayer? Is that you guys?
Indraja Salunkhe
The graphics are dope.
Nived Newalit
Any other sax players bothered that the hands are in the wrong spots at 0:31?
Eddie
oh yeah
Bienveillance 6183
0:39 THAT’S NOT HOW YOU PLAY THE SAXOPHONE
ANDREH SAMAAN
Am I the only one who doesn't like Jazz piano solos?
nik
Adam Neely. More like daddy
Dwight Turner
The only keys I know about unlock my house and start my car.
Michael Heaney
This is exquisite. No idea how there are 3000 down votes.
geo :/
So kinda like the color wheel? Am I reaching?
Elheni Mokhles
bass.
Антон Кузнецов
'well, you get the idea'...
No, we don't. There're 6 notes between B and Gb. So, it's actually 'Circle of fifth and a sixth' )
Антон Кузнецов
Neely-san, yay!!! ))
John Grabowski
"The fifth is a sound our ears just like."

That is such a *bad* explanation.
Evan Brorby
its all about those creepy alleys that you drive through in the middle of the night
Andrew Massanet
Tommy Flanagan, while struggling on this piece, was a superior player. The film maker strives to make Flanagan's case as he negotiates the complexities of Coltrane's piece, to problematic effect. But to further make Flanagan's case, check out his work on Sonny Rollins's Saxophone Colossus, or his solo work. I think the important point here, and the film maker makes it, is that Giant Steps is an incredibly difficult piece of Jazz art.
Dizzyt5 Dizzyt5
Narrator-Girl is unlistenable. What is a "nee-yute"? A "note", perhaps?
Un-freakin'-listenable.
Ari Kim
i swear every time i watch this vid the editing gets better
La Table Ronde airsoft
WoW. Not only is the content of this video essay incredible, BUT OMFG THE EDIT !!!!!!!!!
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