Tune of the Week-Invitation

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In this “Tune of the Week” lesson, I tackle the standard “Invitation”.

The first time I heard this tune was on a Jaco Pastorius album entitled “The Birthday Concert”.  Michael Brecker played this stunning solo on it that left me stunned…..  After that experience, I decided I wanted to learn this tune……..

Invitation is a jazz standard that is found in most Real Books. It is a great minor tune that travels through 5 different minor keys. It is a great tune to use to work on minor approach notes, altered scales, diminished scales as well as a number of other improvisational concepts.

I play the song on the tenor sax with a play along I created and talk through the form of the tune.  I show you what devices and concepts I use on each section of the tune and show you them by playing examples.
(36 Minute Video Lesson, PDF of the chord changes for concert,Bb and Eb instruments, 1 play along)

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    Ron Bull

    Brilliant – Awesome lesson Steve – so much work there for me – I will be busy for a very long time – I LOVE THIS TUNE TOO !!
    Your in depth analysis has really opened up so many new avenues for me to explore. I really appreciate you playing through these concepts; I used to say “I probably will not live long enough to be able to get to your playing level” but now I say “look at how many new things I can learn with the hard work and dedication that Steve demonstrates in every lesson”.
    Thank you for this lesson Steve
    Ron Bull

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