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Jazz

Jazzy Chromatics: Embellish Your Single-Note Lines by Using Chromatic Motion Between Chord Tones

October 20, 2010
Common lines highlighting chromatic motion between the fifth and sixth degree of the major chord
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CD Review: Kurt Rosenwinkel and OJM - "Our Secret World"

September 21, 2010
Rosenwinkel pushes the envelope with Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos in his latest album
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The Diminished Scale: Jazzy Applications for this Symmetrical Scale

July 20, 2010
The diminished scale can be constructed simply by preceding each note of the diminished seventh chord with a note a semitone below.
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The Lydian Flat-7 Scale

June 16, 2010
Improvising jazz lines over non-functioning dominant 7th chords
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Solo Jazz Guitar: Combining Melody and Harmony for a Fuller Sound

May 18, 2010
Combining Melody and Harmony for a Fuller Sound
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Voice Leading: Jazz Chord Movement

February 11, 2010
from Chord-Melody Guitar The voice leading principles that are most common are: 1. common tone and/or closest tone, 2. contrary motion, 3. chromatic movement. The examples that follow will
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Jazz Endings: Common Ways to Come to a Conclusion

January 14, 2010
Five jazz endings: Count Basie, Ellington, #IV, bVI-bVII-I and i-bII-i
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Jazz Melodic Minor Scale: The Real Jazz Sound for Melodic Soloing

December 17, 2009
The jazz or “real” melodic minor scale is simply a major scale with a lowered 3rd degree.
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Chord Melody Concepts: Diatonic and Minor Third Substitutions

November 18, 2009
Jazz chord concepts: diatonic substitutions and minor third substitutions
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The Tetratonic Scale

October 21, 2009
Jazzy Lines Based on the Four-note Symmetrical Scale
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Bossa Nova Rhythms: Common Two-Measure Patterns

September 18, 2009
Several of the most commonly played bossa nova patterns, in their most basic form
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The Bebop Bridge: Ideas for approaching the B Section

August 19, 2009
Ideas for approaching the “B” Section and its common chord changes
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Jazz Intros: 11 Tried-and-True Opening Riffs and Phrases

July 22, 2009
Learn some old favorite ways to start and end jazz songs.
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