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March 10, 2016

POP ORGAN WORKSHOP - Chord Symbols & Turnarounds by BILL IRWIN

December 1, 2014

I’ve saved the broadest application of a scale to a chord for last, because it is often used as a jumping-off point for taking a solo—from t...

October 10, 2014

Adding some blues licks to a solo is a sure way to connect to your audience, and for many genres of music is the essential vocabulary you sh...

November 20, 2012

ONE OF THE THINGS I’VE NOTICED AS A JAZZ EDUCATOR IS THAT MANY OF MY STUDENTS LACK a ?uent jazz vocabulary.

January 22, 2010

 by Clifford Carter You hear that the government is contemplating another multi billion dollar stimulus package. That’s an intimidating numb...

December 1, 2009

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...

October 1, 2009

Nothing strikes fear into the hearts of piano players like the mention of stride piano. This seemingly impossible old style is like ragti...

September 1, 2009

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