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December 9, 2015 - 02:51PM

Reimagining a jazz classic, Part 2

November 12, 2015 - 01:57PM

Re-imagining a Jazz Classic, Part 1

October 27, 2011 - 12:00AM

Scott Houston, host of PBS TV’s eight-time Emmy-winning show Scott the Piano Guy, has been called “the Pied Piper of piano.”

June 1, 2011 - 08:00PM

Jazz pianists are always on the lookout for good bass players. They’re always in demand and can therefore be diffi cult to find.

August 1, 2010 - 01:00AM

Blues is not only a genre of music, it’s also a form that has permeated nearly every other genre.

March 31, 2010 - 01:00PM

In 1928, George and Ira Gershwin composed the iconic song “I Got Rhythm.” In the years following, the harmonic structure of this timeless...

December 22, 2009 - 04:38PM

Want to add some bite and spice to your voicings? Look to upper structure triads for the uplifting effects you desire. As the name implie...

December 1, 2009 - 12:25PM

Minor chords are used liberally in jazz, both in standards and originals, so it’s important to know your options when it comes to playing...

November 1, 2009 - 04:50AM

You’ve probably voiced chords in thirds and sometimes even in fourths. But, how many times have you voiced chords in fifths? Well, if you...

October 1, 2009 - 05:15PM

Last month, we dove into the theory behind the whole tone scale and explored some creative ways to play with it. This month, we go deeper...

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