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Nick Kellie

Ornaments

Nick Kellie demonstrates commonly used rhythmic and melodic ornaments in the smooth jazz style.

Taught by Nick Kellie in Smooth Jazz with Nick Kellie seriesLength: 4:07Difficulty: 1.5 of 5


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jwm0318jwm0318 replied on September 30th, 2017

Great lesson, thanks Nick. This makes my scales sound so much better.

trini1trini1 replied on September 22nd, 2012

Are the lines intervals? Thanks.

Nick.KellieNick.Kellie replied on September 26th, 2012

they are cords - I made this lesson to answer that http://www.jamplay.com/members/guitar/phase2/nick-kellie-78/lesson37.html

trini1trini1 replied on September 22nd, 2012

Did anyone find out what the line on the dorian scale is? Thanks.

stratoplayastratoplaya replied on April 1st, 2012

why do we need guitar pro?

tsblues717tsblues717 replied on March 29th, 2011

I am sorry Nick. I can not understand the supplemental content under Ornaments labeled Dorian. I have seen this from you before and I didn't get it then either. What is the line? Which notes are the Cdorian scale? Is it all the notes? where on the fretboard are they starting? i hope I just missed something very easy that you can explain! (Love this lesson)

Nick.KellieNick.Kellie replied on March 29th, 2011

no problem - I made this lesson to answer that http://www.jamplay.com/members/guitar/phase2/nick-kellie-78/lesson37.html

tsblues717tsblues717 replied on March 29th, 2011

I can easily look up C Dorian but I know you are trying to highlight something that I don't get.

Smooth Jazz with Nick Kellie

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

Nick Kellie covers the smooth jazz concept as it relates to guitar playing.



Lesson 1

Smooth Jazz Series Introduction

Nick Kellie is starting a new Smooth Jazz series! In this lesson series he will cover key concepts to playing in this style, as well as how it differs from traditional forms of Jazz.

Length: 2:53 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Lesson 2

Octaves

Nick Kellie demonstrates the octave shapes and how they are utilized in the smooth jazz style of playing.

Length: 11:06 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 3

Ornaments

Nick Kellie demonstrates commonly used rhythmic and melodic ornaments in the smooth jazz style.

Length: 4:07 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 4

Chromatic Enclosures

Nick Kellie explains how to encircle a target tone with upper and lower chromatic neighbor tones. This melodic technique is used frequently in all jazz styles.

Length: 4:45 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Lesson 5

Arpeggios

Nick Kellie demonstrates arpeggios as they relate to smooth jazz playing.

Length: 8:02 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Lesson 6

Improvisation

Nick Kellie demonstrates and discusses how to use the techniques he has taught in the context of an improvised solo.

Length: 3:42 Difficulty: 2.0 FREE
Lesson 7

Jazz Blues

In this lesson, Nick discusses how to implement a jazz blues into your playing.

Length: 13:30 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only

About Nick Kellie View Full Biography Nick was awarded the BBC Big Band Jazz awards "John Dankworth trophy for outstanding young soloist" and recorded a special show for BBC radio 2. He was invited to become a member of the Wigan Jazz Orchestra, and has played as part of the Wigan International Jazz Festival. He has played extensive gigs which include accompaniment, reading, soloing as well as styles ranging from Soul, R&B, Blues, Rock and Jazz in locations such as London, Norway, Germany and Greece.

Nick, with his professional approach towards music, brings enthusiasm and musicality to every project he is involved with. As well as being a guitarist Nick is also a fine vocalist and can sing lead vocals as well as backing vocals.

In London Nick has been involved with many projects such as Fresh Claim, which features Nick on guitar, and Jon Plotel on Bass (Billy Ocean, The Real Thing) and Vanessa Haynes band featuring members of Jeff Beck group, Eric Clapton’s Band and Allan Holdsworth’s Band. For a time Nick resided in Nashville TN where he played with many local musicians. In addition he also played in a Jazz Fusion band named "Shammah", with whom he has recorded an album.

Most recently Nick was signed to Digital Nations www.digital-nations.com - part of Steve Vai's record label and has recorded an album entitled "For A Brother" with his band "Nick Kellie Band". Upon hearing the album, Steve contacted Nick with regard to a release on his own label. It has been released in the USA, Europe and Asia. As well as this, Nick is also an endorsee of Elixir guitar strings, which are world-renowned.

Nick Also contributed to around 21 issues of Europe's biggest selling guitar magazine - "Total Guitar" in his series of articles, "Techniques of the rich and famous" and "Steal their style".

Having taught at Europe's top two guitar schools, Nick was also appointed as head of the guitar department at Guitar Getaways.

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