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An Introduction to Modal Theory

As we observed when using formulas to build major scales, the pitches in a major key have a mathematical relationship to each other.  Each scale degree is a certain number of half steps away from another scale degree and we call this distance an interval.  This relationship remains constant regardless of what pitch we base

18 May 2020
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An Introduction to Major Triads and Inversions

The basis of harmony in Western music is the triadic chord, a three-note harmony performed to be heard simultaneously.  While endless other chord tones, extensions and alterations can be incorporated into a triad, ultimately, their defining structure is the triad from which any more complex chord is derived.  The two most common triads, major and

18 May 2020
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PUP- Kids Tab

09 May 2020
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Jazz Comping Lesson 6

Putting the Altered Fifth Chords Together

09 May 2020
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Let Her Go – Mac DeMarco Tab

13 Apr 2020
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Crosscut Saw Solo Tab

13 Apr 2020
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Born Under A Bad Sign Solo Tab

13 Apr 2020
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Aerosmith – Angel Chord Chart

13 Apr 2020
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Jazz Comping Lesson 5

Jazz Comping Lesson 5: Altered Fifths on the A String In a move that should be familiar by now, we will be using the altered fifth chords from the previous lessons, but using drop-2 voicings rooted on the A string.  We will maintain the rhythm pattern from the previous lesson.

13 Apr 2020
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Rhythm in Improvisation Lesson 2

Rhythm in Improvisation Lesson 2 Developing good rhythmic control is an often overlooked element of improvisation.  Scales, arpeggios and licks command the bulk of burgeoning improvisers attention, frequently leading them to hit a wall where they run out of ideas and feel stuck.  Building a strong grasp of rhythmic choices expands our improvisational pallette and

31 Mar 2020
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