Michael Brooks

@soundfromheavengmail-com

active 3 weeks ago
Hi all, it’s been a while since I posted anything here, but my committment is still ongoing. Just wanted to share something…. Discovered this simple formula, which reads like a phone number: 151.4545.1 If you play (inverted) major triads or major 7th chords using that progression, with the leading note pattern of a major scale, i I […] View
  • Good job Stefan!

    • Michael Brooks posted a new activity comment 3 weeks, 1 day ago

      Good job Stefan!

      • Michael Brooks posted a new activity comment 1 month ago

        Greetings Sis Keisha!

        I decided to reach out and reignite my dedication to music theory again. My pace has not slowed down overall through lockdown. School has me really swamped and work demands rose to new levels in this past few months of epic change. Can hardly complain, but I took a break from music to focus on family bonding,…[Read more]

      • Beautiful 😍

          • Well To God be the Glory! And …. How have you been doing, Bro. Michael? It seems as if our paths have diverged so much that it’s definitely a miracle that I’m hearing from you. What are you up to “musically” ? I miss our interaction on GU. God Bless!
              • Greetings Sis Keisha!

                I decided to reach out and reignite my dedication to music theory again. My pace has not slowed down overall through lockdown. School has me really swamped and work demands rose to new levels in this past few months of epic change. Can hardly complain, but I took a break from music to focus on family bonding,…

                [Read more]

          • Michael Brooks posted a new activity comment 1 month ago

            Beautiful 😍

            • Michael Brooks posted a new activity comment 4 months, 2 weeks ago

              Okay. I think we are saying basically the same thing, just slightly different choice of words rooted in different background form understandings of musical experience. Congrats on your 30 years of Jazz noted. You may have a tremendous advantage actually. Since with saxophone I would imagine, you have to think in scales a lot. Please…[Read more]

            • Michael Brooks posted a new activity comment 4 months, 2 weeks ago

              For me transcription means being able to recognize, name and call out a chord name or number and especially recognize the chord by inversion along with the tensions. Like to say II Minor 7th b5 and recognize that at high speed, anticipate and use approach notes to leverage chord tones in that chord….or any triad/4note chord. I would…[Read more]

              • Yes wonderful. Congratulate you to that. I play jazz saxophone for 30years. and maybe I’m on the same level on that instrument.
                But don’t get the connection to what I asked?
                Of course I want to find, what chords are in the lesson? And to find out, why Vaughn use them, what was his intention and how he create tension, increase and solve it…[Read more]

              • Okay. I think we are saying basically the same thing, just slightly different choice of words rooted in different background form understandings of musical experience. Congrats on your 30 years of Jazz noted. You may have a tremendous advantage actually. Since with saxophone I would imagine, you have to think in scales a lot. Please…

                [Read more]

            • Michael Brooks posted a new activity comment 4 months, 2 weeks ago

              Hey Stefan,

              Thanks for your reply. I can see how my initial response creates the impression I was trying to defend the lessons lol. That was not my intention though.

              I actually misread what you meant by transcribe. I didn’t realize you meant post it in scores on music sheets. Now, I am very much into music theory – the main reason I…[Read more]

              • For me transcription means being able to recognize, name and call out a chord name or number and especially recognize the chord by inversion along with the tensions. Like to say II Minor 7th b5 and recognize that at high speed, anticipate and use approach notes to leverage chord tones in that chord….or any triad/4note chord. I would…

                [Read more]

                • Yes wonderful. Congratulate you to that. I play jazz saxophone for 30years. and maybe I’m on the same level on that instrument.
                  But don’t get the connection to what I asked?
                  Of course I want to find, what chords are in the lesson? And to find out, why Vaughn use them, what was his intention and how he create tension, increase and solve it…[Read more]

                • Okay. I think we are saying basically the same thing, just slightly different choice of words rooted in different background form understandings of musical experience. Congrats on your 30 years of Jazz noted. You may have a tremendous advantage actually. Since with saxophone I would imagine, you have to think in scales a lot. Please…

                  [Read more]

            • Michael Brooks posted a new activity comment 4 months, 2 weeks ago

              One more thing, I have not looked much at Organ bootcamp so I am not as familiar with those videos. But for CCGC materials, both handouts and videos (along with my organized study notes and personal reflections) I find I can keep refreshing my memory by revisiting the materials. It helps me relearn or rethink details I misunderstood or…[Read more]

              • Hi Michael
                Thanks for your reply. I appreciate it.
                I love Vaughns lessons, they are great! It feels like you want to defend it? You dont need to!

                I just asked, if there are more guys like me, that feel a need to see it note by note, so that we may share our transcribitions.

                I guess, everyone learns in a different way. I’m a visual guy.…

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                • Hey Stefan,

                  Thanks for your reply. I can see how my initial response creates the impression I was trying to defend the lessons lol. That was not my intention though.

                  I actually misread what you meant by transcribe. I didn’t realize you meant post it in scores on music sheets. Now, I am very much into music theory – the main reason I…

                  [Read more]

                  • For me transcription means being able to recognize, name and call out a chord name or number and especially recognize the chord by inversion along with the tensions. Like to say II Minor 7th b5 and recognize that at high speed, anticipate and use approach notes to leverage chord tones in that chord….or any triad/4note chord. I would…

                    [Read more]

                    • Yes wonderful. Congratulate you to that. I play jazz saxophone for 30years. and maybe I’m on the same level on that instrument.
                      But don’t get the connection to what I asked?
                      Of course I want to find, what chords are in the lesson? And to find out, why Vaughn use them, what was his intention and how he create tension, increase and solve it…[Read more]

                    • Okay. I think we are saying basically the same thing, just slightly different choice of words rooted in different background form understandings of musical experience. Congrats on your 30 years of Jazz noted. You may have a tremendous advantage actually. Since with saxophone I would imagine, you have to think in scales a lot. Please…

                      [Read more]

            • Michael Brooks posted a new activity comment 4 months, 3 weeks ago

              Hi Stefan,

              Welcome to create crazy gospel chords and the GU Academy space. Next month will be my 1st year anniversary since I signed up and my learning experience has been a blast.

              I think Vaughan’s videos give an example as a guide for reference. If you see the outline of goals he sets out for the participants, one of them is the…[Read more]

            • Michael Brooks posted a new activity comment 6 months ago

              In version 2,

              I like a few moments as well, like 0:38-0:40, 1:01-1:05 and the movement of minor chords at 1:15-17 was neat too. Apart from that I struggled with this version due to a strong feeling of dissonance. It felt like he barely looked beyond my faults to see my need in musical expression. So more often than not, using the…[Read more]

            • Michael Brooks posted a new activity comment 6 months ago

              In version 3 the contrary scale move at 1:02 was cool. Nice trill at 0:38 and a couple other select moments stood out to me.

              • Michael Brooks posted a new activity comment 6 months ago

                Hi Keisha,

                Overall I like the version 1. The sequence of left hand chords seems resonate best for me.

                But honestly, each piece has different aspects of musical synergy and dissonance. Like the contrary scale movements in version 3 was cool.

                This listening excercise was great to open the mind to how varied the left context movements…[Read more]

              • Happy New Year 2020!!

                • Michael Brooks posted a new activity comment 6 months, 2 weeks ago

                  Happy New Year 2020!!

                  • I enjoyed this reharm post very much. I really liked how you shared the development process to formulate a strategy. It actually broke down for me how reharms work in a way I had not understood in detail or paid much attention to.

                    Your finished product for a start is fantastic. A great way to close out 2019 with a reharm bang with new…[Read more]

                  • Michael Brooks posted a new activity comment 6 months, 2 weeks ago

                    I enjoyed this reharm post very much. I really liked how you shared the development process to formulate a strategy. It actually broke down for me how reharms work in a way I had not understood in detail or paid much attention to.

                    Your finished product for a start is fantastic. A great way to close out 2019 with a reharm bang with new…[Read more]

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