Trading Fours – Volume 1 consists of 5 “Jams” in 5 common keys and feels.
In each Jam, I’ll play over the backing track for 4 bars, then you “answer” me in the next 4 bars… it’s that simple. It puts you in a situation where you don’t have to come up with something out of thin air, you just have to try and come up with something similar to what I just played.
By trading licks with me in these videos, you are doing 2 things that are proven to work when learning a new language…
First, you are mimicking the sounds you hear. I play something, then you try to play something similar based on what you know and what your ear guides you to say. This is much the same way that babies learn to talk as they grow up… so clearly it works.
Second, you are “solving musical problems,” and focusing on “what” to play, and not “how” to play it (unless you don’t know, and then you get to find out and solve that musical problem.)