Pip Eastop, Horn player, Photographer, Trumpet player

Horn player, Photographer, Trumpet player

Studying Clifford Brown and Giant Steps

I wrote out all the chords from Coltrane’s “Giant Steps” and turned them all into a useful chordal study which goes through every key. Felt quite pleased with myself. It’s a bit of an ear bender, so learning to play it in every key might take some time.

I’ve also extracted a useful exercise from Clifford Brown’s amazing “Night in Tunisia” from an album called “The Beginning And The End”. It’s based on a whole tone run and it’s very tricky and makes a challenging study for the ears and fingers. Something to put into my workout.

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