A daily music-related Podcast, from the perspective of a professional musician. Thoughts on Harmony, Melody, Improvisation, Composition, Guitar and the day-by-day challenges of being a musician, all in real time.
Speaking of Harmony Podcast - Episode 63 | Anatomy of a Song - All I Need Jacob Collier
You asked, you shall receive! a deep insight on the All I Need Challenge by the great Jacob Collier. That's what we are covering on this episode of the podcast, in the anatomy of a song series. A full breakdown on what my approach was blowing over these changes, few tips on how to deal with those chords and some insights on groove as well. Fun Times! Let me know what you think!
Speaking of Harmony Podcast - Episode 62 | Anatomy of a Song - Christmas Time is Here
A lot of you have asked: How did I Orchestrate Christmas Time is Here, the gorgeous Vince Guaraldi classic! That's what's gonna be answered on today's Podcast Series, Anatomy of a Song! I'm gonna dive in the process of recording the arrangement, orchestration choices, form, flow, drama and things like that. I hope you get a lot of info from this episode. Let me know if some other questions come to mind, I'm happy to address them. Enjoy!
Speaking of Harmony - Episode 61 | Walking Bass
All right, some of my Patrons at Patreon (and some of you guys in the comments as well) have been asking me about walking bass for the past couple weeks after the straight ahead jazz Christmas songs videos I posted recently, This is a more comprehensive breakdown of how I approach walking bass lines for guitar. For me it's all about the bass! I'm showing a lot of the fine details I use while creating lines like that. Let me know if that was valuable info for you guys and let me know if you have more questions, I'm happy to address them.
Speaking of Harmony - Episode 60 | Anatomy of a Song - Upright
All right gang! Here's the new podcast episode, another Anatomy of a Song one where I do a full breakdown of the just released new single Upright. Enjoy!
Speaking of Harmony - Episode 59 | Anatomy of a Song - Giant Steps
Playing Giant Steps on guitar was always quite a challenge for me. The "go-to" tune when it comes to master your technique, harmonic and improvisation skills. Having played it so much and for so many years, I slowly developed a really far out take on this classic with my group back a few years ago. When it was the time to record my then new album (named "Connections"), this arrangement was a perfect fit for the kind of recording I was doing at the time. So for this new podcast episode, I'm doing a breakdown of the arrangement, per request from some of you guys.
First of all, I'm sorry for this REVERB FEST hahaha
I've made a mistake while tracking this and the reverb got printed into the tracking.. 🤦🏽♂️
So you will be hearing me basically talking within a bathroom haha I apologize.
there's also a few other versions here at my YouTube channel (a solo guitar one and a few live performances) that I'm linking here as well.
I hope you enjoy this one and let me know what you think in the comments!
➡️ Guitar Solo Version ➜ https://youtu.be/m-k9-HWfumM
➡️ GS4 Live Version ➜ https://youtu.be/BQTKNZIxLXQ?t=3054
Speaking of Harmony - Episode 58 | Anatomy of a Song - Displaced Tiles
You have been asked for more anatomy of a song videos and here we go - You ask you shall receive! On today's episode of the Speaking of Harmony Podcast we are going to take a look at my composition "Displaced Tiles", really breaking it down and going through the compositional process and how things developed naturally. I really hope you guys liked this one, let me know what you think in the comments!
➡️ Listen to Displaced Tiles on Spotify ➜ https://spoti.fi/2UWE101
➡️ Get the leadsheet ➜ https://bit.ly/2HlZfRG
➡️ Watch the Official Video ➜ https://youtu.be/pzBxjtzioEs
➡️ Watch the Live Version ➜ https://youtu.be/MIMuYBTd8iw
➡️ SUPPORT ME ON PATREON ➜ https://www.patreon.com/gabrielsantiago