Wayne Shorter’s Footprints – cover version

Wayne Shorter’s ‘Footprints’ was the tune of the month in Matt Warnock’s Jazz study group. This is my end of the month submission for feedback.

On Matt’s suggestion from last month I switched my focus from technical to musical items. So rather than use x scale and y arpeggio, I used a different idea for each chorus.

As Matt says, “Scales and arpeggios are a means to an end, if you keep focussing on the means, you’ll always play in a technical way. If you focus on what those means can do for you, create musical ideas, then your focus is on the end result, making music.”

“The word ‘jazz,’ to me…only means ‘I dare you.” Wayne Shorter

I played in Em so that I could use open strings. To a drum pattern that I found while practicing to random drum beats on my looper (something I do quite often). I tried to use a theme for each chorus. This was the first and only take after setting up levels. I like this tune a lot……another great month. Thanks Matt.

0:00 Chords
0:37 Melody
1:11 Melody + Ornaments
1:45 4ths
2:19 Single String
2:45 Bend + Tap + face 😉
3:40 Patterns ala Bickert
4:03 Just play *2
5:15 Chords
5:48 Melody + Ornaments
6:26 Out