Frank Gambale's "Acoustic Improvisation"s DVD follows the success of his first acoustic trio recording, "Natural High". This video features his trio, Natural Hight Live, with Otmaro Ruiz on piano, Alain Caron on bass, and Frank on acoustic guitar. After blowing through seven jaw-dropping performances with his world class band, Frank sits down for a candid one-on-one session about jazz improvisation. Using the changes to "All The Things You Are" as a foundation, Frank teaches a series of ideas for improvising over classic ii-V progressions using 3rds and 7ths, chord extensions, Phrygian, super Locrian. and diminished ideas. Frank incorporates rhythmic and melodic motifs and much, much more. As a special added feature, all the music examples and lead sheets for all the songs performed on the DVD are included as printable PDF files.
Songs include "Fortune", "Another Challenger", "We'll Remember December", "You Are All The Things", "Principesa", "Samba De Somewhere" and "D's Living Room".
Special DVD features include: Printable PDF Files, Dolby Digital Stereo, Previews of Other Frank Gambale DVDs, Preview of Johnny A.'s "Taste Touch Tone", DVD-ROM features.
DVD Video, NTSC, Regions: All
Clear and detailed instruction is given both on screen and on the PDF files.
Frank Gambale left his home in Canberra, Australia to study at the Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT) in Hollywood in 1982 at the age of 23. He graduated with the highest honor, Student of the Year and was offered a teaching position which he kept for 4 years. During that time he was playing the local jazz club circuit with his own band and already had his first book "Speed Picking" published. In 1986 he signed a three album contract with a small label called Legato and began his recording career.ÔøΩ He has since authored many instructional videos and now, DVDs.