Category Archives: Musicianship

Reading Between the Dots

One of the commonest exercises in  jazz improvisation methods is the transposition exercise. You are given a lick or an arpeggio, usually in the key of C, and you are required to practice it in all twelve keys. The assumption … Continue reading

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What about harmony?

That’s right. What indeed? MOVES notation is a single-line notation. It notates melodic ideas. Its aim is simple and single-minded. To get you playing like singing in the shower. You can go on to more complicated stuff after you master this. … Continue reading

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Slow down

Teachers never tire of telling students to play it slowly, and students often cannot see the point. One thing I can suggest is that you use the time to conjure up a yearning for the next note, so that when it … Continue reading

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