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#8763 - 10/14/08 03:37 PM [Other Programs Wishlist] Great Ideas!
Registered: 11/12/07
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fretwizard5 Offline
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Registered: 11/12/07
Posts: 69
I think it would be a great idea to try to come up with artist packages....

For example, Herbie Hancock package which include a bunch of his most popular songs (in his case you would probably have to do 3 seperate one, but I know i would buy all three). and you could do pop with jazz it up arrangements that become more intricate in terms of the real track comping/backing/soloing/melodies,etc

BIAB is an increditable learning tool. You could develop these packages with that in mind. It would have mutiple soloing examples for guitar (ie 16th guitar solo, funk guitar solo & blues guitar solo), an example of solo piano and solo guitar arrangements, you could mix up the "real tracks" for backing variations, melody variations, etc. i think you get the idea. That way you have another direction to go with "real tracks" (RT horn section harmonies for curtis mayfield package, RT strings for george benson songs, RT wah wah for marvin gaye songs). You would be tapping the market of students trying to learn (and learn by covers) and instead of the run of the mill book/cd combo that you could buy, you would be giving them an ever changing interactive book (which is what this already is just the different ideas are a little more intergrated.

Ulitmately being able to use real tracks just as you us the midi notation function is the ultimate plateau but i think i understand the difficulty there. for example, frcing a realtracks solo onto a manual melody, or at least showing notation for what the real tracks are playing.

but that is not required for the above mentioned idea, i would like to see:

HERBIE HANCOCK!
stevie wonder
marvin gaye
grant green
jimmy smith
richard groove holmes
george benson
grover washington jr
curtis matfield
mccoy tyner
keith jarrett

i think you get the idea. sorry bout the book
justin

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#285668 - 02/25/15 01:59 PM [Other Programs Wishlist] Re: Great Ideas! [Re: fretwizard5]
Registered: 12/17/09
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Uncle Mickey Offline
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That's a great idea. When I see all these old guitar players on YouTube from various video sources I realize how lucky we are to have their performances and sometimes even instruction such as that by Joe Pass. If the PG Music folks did what you are suggesting then they would be helping to preserve special presentations and teaching from some of the living greats and through this effort help to preserve some of their deeper knowledge plus gain insights into their personalities for now and also the generations of the future.

We don't have enough video and/or teaching from the past masters available on film/video as it is and the new technologies make is so easy and attractive to do. I hope there is a sound business case for it. It would be a stroke of benevolent genius if this can be made to happen.

Can you image if we had a Master Class Video with Duke Ellington or Charlie Christian? Believe me, if any media companies back in the day knew they would still be this popular (think "royalties") 75 years later, we'd probably have such wonders to peruse. Sony bought Columbia Pictures for similar reasons, the value of the archives over time only increases.

I'd really like a Django Reinhardt master Class, please!

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#288017 - 03/14/15 06:43 PM [Other Programs Wishlist] Re: Great Ideas! [Re: fretwizard5]
Registered: 05/29/00
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PeterGannon Offline
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Registered: 05/29/00
Posts: 13793
Great ideas! Thanks
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Peter Gannon
PG Music Inc.

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