About Fareed Haque’s Jazz Rock Workshop: Hipify, soulify, funkify and raga-ize your pentatonics
***Admission $30 – Truefire DVD comes with purchase of workshop ticket***
Flavor your rhythm section with heaping portions of Funk, Rock, R&B, a pinch of Hip-Hop, and a touch of Worldbeat until feet, head and torso start moving involuntarily. Season to taste with modern harmony and pungent improvisation. Bake to the beat.
You’ve just cooked up Jazz Rock aka Acid Jazz aka Jazz Funk aka Jam Funk aka Groove Jazz aka Jazz Fusion. Call it what you like but for the purpose of this educational experience with Fareed Haque, we’re going with Jazz Rock Workshop aka How To Hipify, Soulify, Funkify and Raga-ize Your Pentatonics.
For those of you ready to cook up your own Jazz Rock brew, we’ve got good news and bad news. First the good news; a lot of Jazz Rock is played in one key, over a one-chord vamp, improvising mostly with a simple Pentatonic scale.
Now the bad news; a lot of Jazz Rock is played in one key, over a one-chord vamp, improvising mostly with a simple Pentatonic scale. Creating fresh and interesting improvisations, measure after measure, night after night, within such a basic structure is a daunting and extremely challenging task.
So how do the likes of John McLaughlin, Mike Stern, John Scofield, Larry Coryell, Scott Henderson, Charlie Hunter, Pat Methany and our resident Guru of World Guitar, Fareed Haque twist and turn that simple landscape into so many new and uncharted sonic territories?
More good news; Fareed Haque’s Jazz Rock Workshop will teach you how to transform that tired old pentatonic scale of yours into a veritable kaleidoscope of colors, textures and moods that you can apply with unlimited improvisational possibilities.