Master Class by Jacob Collier

“His fan base includes such luminaries as Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, Steve Vai and Take 6, to name a few.”

Jacob Collier Official Website

It was an enriching master class gaining insight on how prodiguious Collier absorbs new music concepts and ideas each day, such as listening to two new albums everyday as he commutes to and back from school, experimenting with different grooves and harmonies in his music room, and having a never-ending inquisitive mind about music around the world. I am most amazed by his grasp of the physics of music and his application of it in his compositions.

Check out one of his videos and pay attention to the arrangement, groove, and harmonies. He is singing slightly behind the beat and uses chromaticism in the voicings.

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