does anybody out there know of a good way to practice mccoy-type "outside" concepts? i've done some transcribing so i know what it's about (pentatonics, quartal structures etc.). i just haven't found a good way to practice it yet.
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hi savage,
i have really been getting into mccoy tyner lately.  if you've done some transcriptions, i would really appreciate it if you could post them on this site, and i would also appreciate any tips on the style. (i know a little about  the sort of quartal voicings he uses, but particularly the sort of lines and runs he uses).
thanks,

rob
hi rob,
basically mccoy's lines are based on pentatonic patterns in four-note groupings. most of the time these four-note groupings start on the 'and' of 2 and 4. when he goes "outside" he switches between different pentatonic scales, and i haven't really figured out if he has a system for that or not. maybe someone else in this forum knows?

if some pedagogically gifted person could figure out a killer exercise for this it would be great.
if you have finale you can study these lines from "peresina"
this example is 16th note-based, so the above-mentioned four note groups start on the 16th note before each beat, of course.
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