TRANSFORM YOUR SOLOING
Latin Grammy-nominated Felipe Castro is a saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist who has performed on Royal Caribbean, Princess and P&O Cruises, as well as recorded and toured with a long list of Spanish and international artists.
This is mentorship. This is not university, and this is not an online course. Each Lime Academy program combines practical skills – super-condensed, and immediately applicable – with the wisdom and personalized guidance of incredible performers who’ve done what you want to do. Your program begins with a 1-on-1 session with your mentor to understand your goals. The program then unfolds with a a series of five masterclasses packed with tips, strategies, and professional advice, and follow-up private sessions to reinforce the masterclasses and instill you with the wisdom to not only succeed, but to transform your own performance.
Want to take your career to a whole new level? This is how.
• One 30-minute private mentoring session per week
• One 60-minute group masterclass per week
• Maximum 8 participants
MASTERCLASS BREAKDOWN SESSION
Following a recap of swing fundamentals, we’ll start by revisiting major chords and their treatment.
-New ways to think of swing articulation and phrasing
-A new approach to the major 7 chord, rooted in scale degrees
-Introducing basic chromaticism
We’ll take a fresh look at various ways to treat minor chords, both independently and within the context of a ii-V progression.
-A new approach to jazz ideas and patterns over a minor chord
-Common — and less common — jazz ideas over ii-V
-Introducing the concept of melodic minor
We’ll get into treatment of the dominant chord, as well as connecting dominants with major and minor chords as we start to put ideas together over progressions.
-A new approach to concepts and patterns over a dominant chord
-Reviewing the bebop scale and kicking it up a notch
-Playing over a ii-V-I, incorporating concepts from sessions I and II
We’ll achieve a more complex level of harmony by bringing diminished ideas into the mix.
-A fresh look at the diminished scale, maximizing the use of diminished patterns
-Resolving from a diminished pattern to a major or minor chord
-Tying in diminished harmony with the harmonic minor scale
We’ll look at applying the patterns, scales and harmony introduced in previous sessions as we analyze longer progressions and, ultimately, full tunes.
-Addressing progressions beyond ii-V-I and ii-V-i
-Linking mini-progressions to understand the harmonic path of a full tune
-Originality and creativity in the context of patterns and scales