Watch the Grace Note Ornament online guitar lesson by Bruce Arnold from NYC Jazz Guitar Summit
In addition to his own groups, Brad Shepik has performed and/or recorded with Paul Motian, Joey Baron, Carla Brey, Charlie Haden, Dave Douglas, oud/violin virtuoso Simon Shaheen, Yuri Yunakov’s Bulgarian Wedding Band and others. The topic of this segment is improvising in a world music context; particularly music from the Balkan region. Brad discusses the scale types used in Balkan music, and takes you through some of the basic ornamentations used in this style of music. Brad also discusses playing in odd time signatures, and then teaches you how to apply these new techniques and concepts to jazz standards.