'Every note works with every chord' (Jacob Collier)
All sheet music is published at georgecolliermusic.com :)

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  • Max's Basement Retro Revival
    Max's Basement Retro Revival

    Only a man in a drug rug like that can truly convince you every note works.

  • Clem Moudiongui
    Clem Moudiongui

    Welcome to the Jacob Collier School of It'll Work, Trust Me

  • Jamal Bagaev
    Jamal Bagaev

    He's like Vitalik Buterin in a music world in some kind. Genious genious.

  • Steven Rogers Fine Art
    Steven Rogers Fine Art

    If it doesn't seem like it fits just remember it could be in the mixolydian diminished flying DeLorean mode ;)

  • Cyrus Papan
    Cyrus Papan

    I wonder how you and Victor Wooten would sound together… should be a holy mess :D

  • Nigel Jones
    Nigel Jones

    You need to do something with David Becker!

  • gimmigimmigimmi

    there are so many apps open in that mac it hurts my brain

  • Pete Hill
    Pete Hill

    should all dissonance have a conclusion?

  • smiork valexy
    smiork valexy

    0:30 ''But then if i went'' You just played part of the sims 1 soundtrack m8 you won't fool me.

  • JustDon'tMi nd
    JustDon'tMi nd

    Music theory can't make sense ma tune fishows.info/post/dKaXn8W0a27A1sk/videot.html

  • V

    There is no wrong place to wear a Navajo poncho bought from a New Mexico desert truck stop, there is only the challenge of justifying that Navajo poncho bought from a New Mexico desert truck stop in the right context.

  • Tikki Volta
    Tikki Volta

    anyone else bothered by the question mark in his OSX dock? kiddiiiiiiiing

  • Maciej Buchaniewicz
    Maciej Buchaniewicz

    The History of Music: Monophony > Polyphony > Homophony > Collierphony.

  • AR JAY
    AR JAY

    the mic stand and the mic: yes jacob, use us

  • SADat4AM

    looks like young Keanu reeves lol

  • Alex Chen陳健安
    Alex Chen陳健安

    "Never reject a note from a chord before trying all of the possible solutions to that chord."-Jacob Collier

  • Ben friri
    Ben friri

    I have that poncho

  • Fratelli '85
    Fratelli '85

    This conversation is a lot of sus.

  • Lion PineMu
    Lion PineMu


  • Ben Malone
    Ben Malone

    Context Is the answer ... Smart guy

  • Nelson Strange'
    Nelson Strange'

    Buy the man a shirt. Clearly not making a living playing bad notes.

  • Smol Chungus
    Smol Chungus

    "If you played something wrong, you're bad" *"If you played something wrong confidently, it's jazz* *_"If you literally can't play a wrong note you're Jacob Collier"_*

  • Peter van der Sluijs
    Peter van der Sluijs

    Absolutely right!

  • Ivan Hessel
    Ivan Hessel

    in the past: "this note is bad" > > > > > present (meaning the same thing but pc): "this note is in the wrong context".

  • Alex Browne
    Alex Browne

    Applies to lots of non-musical fields too. (Like most things in music)

  • Aaron Johnson
    Aaron Johnson

    I love how this is true to even the artists way back when music was just played without any theory basis but worked beautifully as a whole composition, e.g. Smells Like Teen Spirit.

  • BD Studios
    BD Studios

    the elon musk of music

  • Bon Anderson
    Bon Anderson

    Horizontal and Vertical justification for chord choices. Yes! I love that in singing a part with a group that has a note that holds through tension and is justified or finds resolution. Brilliant explanation. Horizontal & Vertical.

  • CLardPercussion

    Is George Jacob’s dad or something? Just curious. Weird to have the same last name and just mostly post videos of the other. Honestly curious. Not sure if it’s been addressed somewhere.

  • Peter Miller
    Peter Miller

    Smoke a joint man hahahahahah

  • Cody Tozier
    Cody Tozier

    Jacob Reminds me a lot of Elon. Same sort of Cadence when explaining things. Must be they’re both on the spectrum? Both doing unbelievable things in their respective fields.

  • CT2507

    what about harmonious and disharmonious chords?

  • Justin Pompeii
    Justin Pompeii

    Your only half of a step away from the right one

  • LXF

    He's the Elon Musk of music theory

  • QalinaCom

    if it resolves convincingly, then it works. Also, anything would work in passing, if you don't stop on some weak chord. You can justify everything.

  • Guillaume Rosa-Serrano
    Guillaume Rosa-Serrano

    Poetry…. It is genuinely accurate. Love this Guy .

  • Gen G.
    Gen G.

    I love how he's just so experimental. His courage to try beyond the usual gave him such beautiful gift of music taste.

  • Ryan

    The real genius shows through in the last few seconds. While his explanation was very good, what it really comes down to is his incredible ability to just hear or feel whether something is “right” or not. Most people cannot just casually create strings of connecting “consequences” to seemingly random sounds. Dude is off the charts

  • Devon Botney
    Devon Botney

    You know, that last thing he said kinda hit different. I am shit at drawing but everyone knows what I drew right of the bat, so that gives me a little confidence that what I am doing it the right path.

  • Jonas Katona
    Jonas Katona

    This is basically any subject: The more advanced you go, the more you realize that everything you were told was "wrong" at some earlier stage of learning can actually be made correct somehow.

  • Kris G
    Kris G

    Oh yeah? Let's see your browser history then!

  • AViL_III

    The mic was like this is my only chance to kiss him and I'm not gonna waste it.

  • FiddleRiddle DiddleDiddle
    FiddleRiddle DiddleDiddle

    This man's fashion is something more people should aspire to.

  • Convilious

    That's amazing.

  • Gavo

    As a music nerd myself I 100% agree

  • Atrax

    fucking genius

  • tommy fabian
    tommy fabian

    I'll say it... this guy isn't that good. I'm over it. his fans all think they are musicians. they're nobodies. haha

  • Major Biggles
    Major Biggles

    This reminds me of the old saying in jazz, that in jazz you are only ever a semitone away from a right note. I think that has the same meaning. Any note can be valid, it’s how you make it fit in the context

  • An Sh
    An Sh

    Why is Keanu Reeves playing piano?? 😅

  • Mladen Bralovic
    Mladen Bralovic

    you said nothing there bud, waste of 2 minutes.

  • Listen Tome
    Listen Tome

    I love how he always looks so cozy

  • Adele Marie
    Adele Marie

    when i taught myself piano and started writing a few 'songs' I thought this too, only when I showed my musical friends it they were so so so confused . Then i stopped.

  • Nogah Lerman
    Nogah Lerman

    I felt like a composer for a moment by just listening to this guy. lmao

  • Dino Dini
    Dino Dini

    Bmaj/G7 works perfectly fine - it sounds quite Thelonious Monk

  • Double O
    Double O

    what a genius

  • Craig Gambetta
    Craig Gambetta

    @33s did he unsuspectingly play the intro to Stevie Wonder Lately??

  • Marc Blum
    Marc Blum

    Sting on working with Gil Evans: Sting: "I think this note is wrong." Gil: "No, you have to change the note you play *before* this one."

  • Odin G.S. Composer
    Odin G.S. Composer

    What's the original video?

  • JBYrk

    So I trust ol' Jacob here but in the second annotated example, two of the notes change by the looks of it in the notation. Doesn't that mean that we just have a new chord? We haven't so much as made a note work in a chord as change the chord around the note. I have no formal music training or theory knowledge and this confuses me. Any takers?

  • Lorenzo Rizzardi
    Lorenzo Rizzardi


  • JeromeBeckett

    I don't know who this guy is, FIshows's just started randomly recommending him to me, but he seems very charismatic and articulate.

  • kuusteist

    Spinal Tap: Jazz is mistakes

  • richard mooney
    richard mooney

    One of the greatest creative musicians around ... Harmony is beautiful in the right hands

  • Ross Denham
    Ross Denham

    I believe it was victor Wooten that said there's no such thing as the wrong note

  • UpHigherMusic

    I just thought those wrong chords could fit in well with something scary happening in film

  • TheDucklets

    Honestly what would the world be without this guy, such a legend

  • Alex Auger
    Alex Auger

    Very great lesson thank u

  • Tom

    The first chord sounded like it was from Legend of Zelda

  • Kay The Man
    Kay The Man

    I love Jacob so much. He brings a new love of music to me

  • Obby

    I love how the microphone was more uncomfortable about notes than anybody there.

  • RA Mina
    RA Mina

    Sigma piano player rule #264: when someone says you've played a wrong note, simply disagree

  • Andre Project
    Andre Project

    Jacob attracts the mic

  • powzers!

    0:32 this chord ughh so good

    • powzers!


  • Tom Holec
    Tom Holec

    Jazz is stupid! Just play the right notes!

  • SpinCycle

    Amazing. Horizontal vs. vertical composition. Where the note is going vs where it is now.

  • Rafael Rodrigues Santos
    Rafael Rodrigues Santos

    This is what Elon Musk's sons would be like.

  • NameDescription Productions
    NameDescription Productions

    Anyone who likes this should read Effortless Mastery by Kenny Werner. He talks a lot about the idea of every note being correct if you make it so

  • Jeff Effery
    Jeff Effery


  • Advertise 360
    Advertise 360

    He's not wrong. You can do anything with the music and it's all good, but Music Theory can tell you it can be better.

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    The 200 dislikes is from the people who haven't found their concequences yet (1:24)


    Musician: *Is a genius* Mic Stand: F*** YOU!!!

  • Kade Jaroon
    Kade Jaroon

    Ok but have you guys seen the face of the lady reflected in the piano? Terrifying. 0:06

  • ka mcha
    ka mcha

    I play the saxophone and the guitare. I'm very bad at music theory the same way i love puzzles but i'm bad at maths. And i mainly play impro over some random backing track and often get a "wrong note". The key is to follow your path ib the song and make that note work, there is always another one right after that will give it sense. I mean that's kind of how free jazz works imo

  • Eratosthenes

    The Sound Monk has spoken

  • Kapua Thornicroft
    Kapua Thornicroft

    I swear the note he played at 0:24 is straight from a Ghibli film

  • T Y
    T Y

    wish i was given the gift of music writing

  • InsultsArentArgumentsBtw

    ehhh I'm not feeling it. Sure, if the context is more of creativity, abstraction and entertainment than start switching keys and playing out of key notes, but if the context is listenability and good old musical enjoyment then stay in key pls.

  • Scott Riddle
    Scott Riddle

    I was always told when I studied Music Recording at uni - 'if it sounds right, it is right'. Don't worry if what you're playing or composing or recording isn't technically 'correct', if it sounds good, use it!

  • Luiz Francisco Almeida Plens de Quevedo
    Luiz Francisco Almeida Plens de Quevedo

    Consequence and moving things forward. Nice.

  • Rijaja

    and that's why I don't like fade outs, especially during a solo. The musician is gonna do something good and plays a note that sounds off, then plays more and it makes sense, but by then you don't hear it anymore. idk maybe i was just enjoying Big Blue arrange version too much.

  • G B
    G B

    I can't believe I learned so much from a man wearing my nan's rug

  • SOMF Music
    SOMF Music

    My dad always said, there is no such thing as bad notes, just bad resolves

  • Billy chen
    Billy chen

    He's the kid in music class that taught the teacher.

  • Toby Trish
    Toby Trish

    Notes: yes sir Jacob sir whatever you say sir

  • nideaj sirrah
    nideaj sirrah

    he sounds like the Elon Musk of Music theory

  • Lifestyle Player
    Lifestyle Player

    idk, i think every chord has something, even if you dont put it in motion. It's the transition and the way the audience needs te feel that i think are the needs to make music. Even if it doesnt feel right

  • Blitzjazz

    The man is a genius

  • HappyBeezerStudios - by Lord_Mogul
    HappyBeezerStudios - by Lord_Mogul

    classical music: shoot, I played a wrong note jazz: it's freestyle improvisation

  • Zayne Ethridge
    Zayne Ethridge

    People teaching jazz be like


    If you are interested, look for a video called "Practice the chromatic scale (Victor Wooten: Groove Workshop)" to see Victor Wooten explain and teach this same concept. It's great to see how similar the approach is between these two musicians.