Jazz piano tips, history, recommended recordings, and resources for Tadd Dameron’s Lady Bird and every tune in The Real Book. Enjoy!. Buy Lady Bird by Tadd Dameron/Arr. Taylor at Jazz Sheet Music. Tadd Damerons jazz gem features an easy flowing swing style and adapts. Song information for Lady Bird – Tadd Dameron on AllMusic.

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Everything Dameron touched had one thing in common, says Paul Combs, author of Dameronia: Connect to Spotify Dismiss. After several rounds or even a whole week REST during the Maj7 chords, or play rootswhile using simple ii-V patterns over the ii-V pairs.

As mentioned above, I like to think of this tune in 2-bar chunks. Transcribing your favorite solo can be incredibly informative, but sometimes just playing a solo of ladu same bid can be just as rewarding and illuminating. I’m interested in beauty. You will have to carefully work out each pattern you play to fit each of the different ii-V pairs. He began writing for the new movement’s pioneers, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie.

In a interview in Metronome magazine, Dameron said, “There’s enough ugliness in the world. Inhe was busted and spent the next three years in a federal narcotics prison in Lexington, Ky. He was in the heavens before he got there. Your purchase helps support NPR programming.


Cmaj7 I chord in C Major — no sharps no flats As always, listen to as many great recordings of the tune as possible for inspiration. Taking A Chance On Love.

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Improvise from the ear, using simple, solid, no-nonsense lad statements over the Maj7 chords, while RESTING during all ii-V pairs, or playing roots of the ii-V if that helps you keep track of the form.

Dameron got to the heavens all too soon. Data Top 20 New Albums of on Last. D-7 and Birv ii-V from C Major — no sharps no flats My father played piano. In the early s, Dameron moved to New York, where he embraced the new sound called bebop, with its driving rhythms and difficult harmonies. My cousin, my aunts — they all played.

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Here is one that I advise for my students — keeping in mind that these students have already learned to improvise over at least other, simpler chord progressions, AND they have begun learning ii-V simple patterns in all 12 keys. When he died from cancer on March 8,he was just 48 years old. Ira Gitler dameton two of Dameron’s recording sessions in the s and went on to write several books on the bebop era.


What makes it great is that it breaks down into simple 2-bar chunks, but when all those chunks are put together, the tune has just enough twists and turns to really keep you on your toes. He was born in Cleveland on Feb. Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email.

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Improvising on “Ladybird” Changes

A man who’d been through a lot. Gitler puts it this way: Try to make everything go — you know, it’s just like reading a book. Dameron brought form to the kinetic new music. You just can’t have one idea and jump to another one. In — in the only known recording of his voice — Dameron told disc jockey Harry Frost that everyone in his family was a musician. But like so many of his colleagues in the postwar era, Dameron became addicted to heroin. Discover Best Songs of — Part 3. Read an excerpt of Dameronia.

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