How CORY HENRY Crafts a SOLO (Snarky Puppy LINGUS)

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  • Mick Kennedy
    Mick Kennedy  23 hours back

    Music is the language of the heart, the soul and the spirit -- there is no 'theory' to it

    • Caleb Cole
      Caleb Cole  2 days back

      What do you mean chords built on 4s? When you do that chromatic walk thing where your left hand is just hanging on the D octave.

      • Glen Peterson
        Glen Peterson  1 weeks back

        Great analysis - thank you! I've favorited, watched several times, and shared. This solo reminds me a bit of George Duke's solo on Frank Zappa's Inca Roads: https://youtu.be/wqp71DOJ3aY?t=450 I wonder if they are musically related beyond the choice of instruments?

        You asked us to recommend other solos to analyze? How about the trading fours (and shorter) on One Word by the Mahavishnu Orchestra: https://youtu.be/XU4yAk6qYUs?t=50 That's another musical tour de force I've always loved and felt baffled by.

        • bob smith
          bob smith  1 weeks back

          Stop calling altered dominants "E7 #9". The idea of calling something the sharp 9 is both misleading, useless, and flat out wrong.

          • Lennart Hedlund
            Lennart Hedlund  2 weeks back

            There are several instances on youtube when he plays solo on this song, and they are rather different each time. Like this:
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCXCbUYIs4c

            • E6963
              E6963  2 weeks back

              👋👋👋

              • simenhw
                simenhw  4 weeks back

                Was just waiting for one of you youtube music nerds to analysis this solo, and this song. I've been psyched about this song and that solo for months! Even played it on a music quiz. Nobody got it!

                • Andrew Timosca
                  Andrew Timosca  4 weeks back

                  I'm too dumb to understand this

                  • Mo Ebadi
                    Mo Ebadi  1 months back

                    you have fantastic eyebrows!

                    • Mufaro Guvakuva
                      Mufaro Guvakuva  1 months back

                      The funny thing is that this solo was done in 2014 and people are only figuring it out in 2019. Like for Cory the genius

                      • robz
                        robz  1 months back

                        I just realized what this really reminds me to. And there is even a similar ostinato (although displaced)
                        Chick Corea & Elektric Band - Got a Match?
                        https://youtu.be/YOm34SVz2K8

                        • Kevin Tate
                          Kevin Tate  1 months back

                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpRTMEMBi34 CHECK HIROMI'S SONICBLOOM ue wo muite arukou SOLO AT 5:09

                      • Opeyemi Sodimu
                        Opeyemi Sodimu  1 months back

                        Nice video but where can i download the solo sheet music or pdf. Please kindly share the link

                        • Cyan
                          Cyan  1 months back

                          I kinda enjoy some of his stuff but most of the time it feels like he's overdoing everything.

                          • superduperjoi
                            superduperjoi  2 months back

                            No ones talking about how cute Cory is at 1:00

                            • ·d i s·i n f e c t a n t·

                              Totally read Henry Cow.

                              • Qwerty
                                Qwerty  2 months back

                                Any change you might do a analysis of Elliot Masons bass trumpet solo over tune called Aphelion on Janek Gwizdala's album Live at the 55bar? Its a similar solo, but recorded a decade earlier than Lingus.

                                • George Norman
                                  George Norman  2 months back

                                  At least CP25 gets it.

                                  • Prince Hallel
                                    Prince Hallel  2 months back

                                    Friends, what many of you who aren't familiar with the black experience, in particular as it relates to music, there is something that we understand that you guys tangle with and that is the simple concept of "feel"/"vibe" , which is guided by "the spirit." Trying to dissect what Corey Henry is doing here is fine and all but it doesn't fit neatly into a schematic because it's guided by feel. I was a fourth year music composition major who watched as my instructors painstakingly dissect music this way and it was like peeling fingernails. Neapolitin 4th this, and chromatic movement that and it literally screwed up the learning process, especially when I came from a church environment where cats know their theory but the feel and execution is much more important. My wife who is also a singer was constantly asked to notate that run here or hey you didn't sing that same riff the exact way that you sang it last time and she'd be like, because, I felt differently yesterday, today I feel this way so I sang it like this. Ray Charles explains this very beautifully in an interview where he says, I can play the same piece differently based on how I feel and you'll never hear the exact same thing. In closing, getting around musicians and getting acclimated to the feel and vibe will not only help you understand what Corey is doing and how he's doing it but also the unspoken things that can't be explained or quantified.

                                    • Harrison Perkins
                                      Harrison Perkins  2 months back

                                      State Farm @ 7:08 :P

                                      • Novak Ingood
                                        Novak Ingood  2 months back

                                        2:27 'Fewer gaps', please.

                                        • O.Arndt
                                          O.Arndt  2 months back

                                          Ok, Youtube algorithm, you deserved that one :)

                                          • Stanton
                                            Stanton  2 months back

                                            Hello and thank you for posting. Absolutely awesome analysis. Just curious; At 7:00 you mentioned the -Eminor opening. Wouldn’t that be G-major? It just seems to be centered around G.

                                            • alby
                                              alby  3 months back

                                              you look a little bit like magnus carlsen

                                              • bani gz
                                                bani gz  3 months back

                                                very good analysis of the music of this teacher upload more videos so they are very helpful teacher greetings blessings

                                                • Tom Devine
                                                  Tom Devine  3 months back

                                                  I love your videos, and this in particular helps me get into a style of playing that's been totally foreign to me. Yet I'm puzzled by your remarks about the tonality. At about 7:00, you play the opening line and remark "you can see it's all in e minor." Yet to my ear, the melody is clearly G major. OK, that's the relative major of e minor, but... That opening d-g, and the rest of the melody, especially the end of the phrase (f#-g), seem clearly in G major. No?

                                                  • Ryan de Kwaadsteniet
                                                    Ryan de Kwaadsteniet  3 months back

                                                    You’re a genius my good sir. Thank you for this breakdown. Your understanding is something to really admire!

                                                    • Muros
                                                      Muros  3 months back

                                                      David Bruce, I could watch your videos even if they were five times as long. AWESOME!

                                                      • Mark Crafford
                                                        Mark Crafford  3 months back

                                                        My first thought in listening to Cory, I thought Chick Correa

                                                        • June Lee
                                                          June Lee  3 months back

                                                          how did I just find out about this video? Great analysis and thanks for the shoutout, David! :)

                                                          • David Bruce Composer
                                                            David Bruce Composer   3 months back

                                                            Thanks June! Really enjoy your transcriptions and your latest video!

                                                        • Geno Turrise
                                                          Geno Turrise  3 months back

                                                          Sorry. I just don't get it. I don't want to have a closed mind though. I will check out a couple of his tunes ? Solos ? Any suggestions?

                                                          • Zak Klein
                                                            Zak Klein  3 months back

                                                            Great video! What a revelation this solo is. There's enough here to keep a keyboardist busy for a few months.. Another explanation would be that Cory was simply born with superior creative abilities. We can break it down into musical parts, but what actually made those synapses fire, sending signals to his fingers to play such a note, in such a way? It was his superior creative abilities!


                                                            The transcendental aspect reminds me Keith Jarrett. Would you consider a video about Keith's Solo in So Tender (from Standards Vol II)? Another example of a "transcendental" solo, by which I mean the complexities of harmony and rhythm, twinned with the exuberance of the playing go above and 'beyond' the sum of its parts, so the performer is in a transcendental state. A video about So Tender would be amazing.

                                                            • BluSoul04
                                                              BluSoul04  3 months back

                                                              Lmao!!! This is a either you got it or you don’t kinda deal... he was born with it !!

                                                              • Facu De Mario
                                                                Facu De Mario  3 months back

                                                                What would the technique be to writing a solo in a rythmique instrument? Like for example the drums.
                                                                in this video you talk a lot more about the melody and its harmonie than the rythm, does that mean that you cant make a solo without melody?
                                                                What ive been thinking is that you could base yourself more on the feeling you get from playing certain notes in a certain way (tension, release, etc), and so have a compositional manner to build a solo. Other questions that relate would be: Do you need other instruments to back up the rythm so when the drums go to shit the song doesnt loose the rythmyc integrity?
                                                                This questions ive been asking with the objective of building a drum solo for a song, and find some compositional method of actually building any "rythmique" solo, however i would love to hear some thaughts and opinions about it

                                                                • Tom P
                                                                  Tom P  4 months back

                                                                  The sound of your hammer hitts on the piano is fantastic

                                                                  • Donn Goodside
                                                                    Donn Goodside  4 months back

                                                                    One of my favorite pieces, is the 'M.J.Q.'s, / 'SKETCH'. I heard it first in, 1969 ... or there bout's, and has remained a Favorite.I would love to understand, what is going on in their mind. "Love that opening Bass- Line"

                                                                    • Wes Tolson
                                                                      Wes Tolson  4 months back

                                                                      To really appreciate his soloing abilities though, you had to have seen him play this tune with Snarky Puppy live. The same progression, the same dynamic arch (except for when they switch it up), but still another insane solo. Sure, the album recording session was a well rehearsed and thought about session, but that's not to say his off the cuff improve chops aren't there.

                                                                      • 984francis
                                                                        984francis  4 months back

                                                                        Genius.

                                                                        • Gabrielinator
                                                                          Gabrielinator  4 months back

                                                                          1:48 he thought he could cover up the L I C C with his talking. Nice try

                                                                          • EMS 76
                                                                            EMS 76  4 months back

                                                                            Gosh. Something about various varieties of jazz and funk makes me feel like a philistine. Despite having a degree in musicology, a doctorate in art history and a career as a cultural historian, I just can't get into this one area of music history. I'm usually able to enjoy all cultural forms and format ... Came here hoping that a bit of a music theory approach to it might get me past this impasse. But the music isn't growing on me. How can I enjoy Ligeti, Webern, Gamelan, Reich, etc. but not this? Yup, I must be a philistine.


                                                                            That said, I really enjoyed your analysis.

                                                                            • ShowzUp5
                                                                              ShowzUp5  4 months back

                                                                              6:40

                                                                              • marktarmannpiano
                                                                                marktarmannpiano  4 months back

                                                                                oh weh. another prodigy, raised in the Church,who i will never even get even close to, cuz i wiz raised on polkas, accordion and Catholic guitar masses. shucks and shit.

                                                                                • Elijah Daniel
                                                                                  Elijah Daniel  4 months back

                                                                                  What's more legendary?. Pheww

                                                                                  • Jake Litton
                                                                                    Jake Litton  4 months back

                                                                                    You should take a look at the live version of And the Melody Still Lingers On by Chaka Khan. This version has the Brecker Brothers playing the trumpet and tenor sax parts, which are pretty interesting, but there are also some crazy keyboard licks and solos that would be worth checking out as well.

                                                                                    • Evan Bookout
                                                                                      Evan Bookout  4 months back

                                                                                      PoPpY e MiNoR pRoGrEsSiOn

                                                                                      • Keydeth MPG
                                                                                        Keydeth MPG  5 months back

                                                                                        Great video! awesome! thanks!

                                                                                        • David Souza
                                                                                          David Souza  5 months back

                                                                                          Queria MUITO que fosse em minha lingua

                                                                                          • Jose Francisco Perez colon

                                                                                            Minute 4:17 .. the right way to call that scale is, mixolydian b9 b13.

                                                                                            • Jazz Sam
                                                                                              Jazz Sam  5 months back

                                                                                              Great Video. THX for upload, i agree with you.