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Weightlessness

Jazz education generally does its best to keep up with the latest trends in music, with thousands of teachers worldwide analysing classic performances and attempting to reverse-engineer them into exercises that you can try at home. Working always on the … Continue reading

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The ingredients of improvising musicianship

So you want to build your massive improvising musicianship, and I hear you ask: what does that consist of? And how do I go about getting it? Inspired by coach John Wooden’s Pyramid of success,  I came up with the pyramid you … Continue reading

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What’s in That Sandwich?

MOVES notation doesn’t tell the whole story. The 8 leap in the James Bond theme is not the same as the 8 leap in the Love Story theme. In classical theory, the first is an augmented fifth and the second … Continue reading

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