Tim Welvaars: your personalmusic trainer
Tim Welvaars: your personal music trainer
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With My Specials you learn to play new melodies on well-known standards

With My Specials you learn to play new melodies on well-known standards

For every instrument, from beginning to master player: Level 1, 2, 3 and 4

Improve your level of playing and improvising

In My Specials Tim plays various new melodies along with the harmonies of well-known jazz tunes. Each new melody fits perfectly into the harmony of each original tune, and can be played by you as a solo/improvisation. By often repeating them you will increase your self-confidence and your level of inspiration to improvise your own solo. My Specials is for beginning as well as advanced players.

My Specials consists of 3 series of 3 parts. Each part contains 10 tracks.
Series 1 is My Specials, parts 1, 2 & 3. In each part you learn to play new melodies on the original chord progressions of 10 well-known standards.
Series 2 is My Specials Giant Steps, part 1, 2 & 3. In each part you learn to play 10 different melodies, on the original chord progressions of Giant Steps by John Coltrane.
Series 3 is My Specials Bluesette, part 1, 2 & 3. Each part offers 10 new melodies that you play along with the original background music of Bluesette by Toots Thielemans.
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On each track you first hear Tim play his alternative/new melody on the chromatic harmonica, after which you play the same melody yourself, along with the music of the original tune, on your own instrument. The melody can be played on any melody instrument, as the sheet music that you receive is written for C, Eb & Bb instruments.

Do you want to order a My Special series? Choose your My Specials products on this page. Each My Specials part will be sent to you digitally as mp3 files (backing tracks) and a PDF file with the sheet music of the 10 melodies in C, Eb & Bb.

Enjoy your musical adventure!

My Specials consists of 3 series with 3 parts each. Per part you receive 10 tracks

  • Series 1 My Specials 1, 2, 3: 3 x 10 different well-known standards in jazz, bossa and pop. For Level 1, 2, 3 and 4. For only € 35 each part with 10 tracks.

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  • Series 2 My Specials Giant Steps: 3 parts x 10 new melodies on the bebop masterpiece Giant Steps by John Coltrane.

      • My Specials Giant Steps 1: 10 new melodies on Giant Steps in tempo 120. Level 1 and 2. For only € 25 each part, containing 10 tracks.
      • My Specials Giant Steps 2: 10 new melodies on Giant Steps in tempo 150. Level 2 and 3. For only € 25 each part, containing 10 tracks.
      • My Specials Giant Steps 3: 10 new melodies on Giant Steps in tempo 180. Level 4. For only € 25 each part, containing 10 tracks.

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  • Series 3 My Specials Bluesette: 3 parts x 10 new melodies on the masterpiece Bluesette by Toots Thielemans.

      • My Specials Bluesette 1: 10 new melodies on Bluesette. Level 1 and 2. For only € 25 each part, containing 10 tracks.
      • My Specials Bluesette 2: 10 new melodies on Bluesette. Level 2 and 3. For only € 25 each part, containing 10 tracks.
      • My Specials Bluesette 3: 10 new melodies on Bluesette. Level 3 and 4. For only € 25 each part, containing 10 tracks.

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What do you learn with the My Specials method?

  • Play alternative/new melodies on existing well-known standards
  • Improve your playing technique and level of improvising
  • Play a melody by ear
  • Read sheet music / notes
  • Enhance your melodic inspiration
  • Better understanding of the relation between harmony and melody.

How to choose your Level?

Partly the My Specials tracks are for all 4 Levels, partly it's only for Level 1, 2, 3 or 4. The levels are:

  • Level 1: basic (beginning musician)
  • Level 2: medium (intermediate musician)
  • Level 3: advanced (advanced musician)
  • Level 4: masterclass (master musician)

No musical experience yet? Then Level 1 or 2 may be your best choice. Not sure? Please check your Level by listening to the Tim's Tiny Tunes and playing along, so you discover your Level of playing. Enjoy!

Tim Welvaars tells you more about My Specials 1, 2, 3

Tim Welvaars tells you more about My Specials Giant Steps 1, 2 and 3

Tim Welvaars tells you more about My Specials Bluesette 1, 2 and 3

On what instruments you can play My Specials?

Wind instruments
  • Jazz harmonica (chromatic harmonica)
  • Diatonic bluesharp
  • Saxophone
  • Yamaha Venova
  • Sopranino
  • Trumpet
  • Cornet
  • Trombone
  • Recorder
  • Flute
  • Penny Whistle
  • Flutophone
  • Clarinet
  • French horn
Key instruments
  • Piano
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Accordion
  • Melodica
Snare instruments
  • Guitar
  • Ukelele
  • Guitalele
  • Mandoline
  • Banjo
Percussion instruments
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone
Vocals

Instruments that are supported by T3 app
  • Diatonic blues Harmonica
  • Chromatic jazz harmonica
  • Seydel 6 hole harmonica
  • Hohner Chrometta
  • All 12 hole chromatic keys harmonicas
  • Lee Oskar Melody Maker
  • Lee Oskar Harmonic Minor
  • Lee Oskar Natural Minor
  • Saxophone
  • MiniSax
  • Sopranino
  • Yamaha Venova
  • Xaphoon
  • Flute
  • Flutophone
  • Penny Whistle
  • Clarinet
  • Recorder
  • Trumpet
  • Cornet
  • Horn
  • Piano
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Guitar
  • Ukulele
  • Guitalele (6 string Ukulele)
  • Mandolin
  • Banjo