Giveaways January 2015

January 15

Articles by Corey Christiansen

Jazz Tricks: How to Play "Blue Bossa"

October 18, 2014
Get inside this jazz standard with a handful of useful concepts.
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Remembering Johnny Smith 1922-2013

June 14, 2013
Best known for his Grammy-winning recording of “Moonlight in Vermont” with tenor sax titan Stan Getz, Johnny Smith was also respected for his blistering single-note lines, unsurpassed solo-guitar chops, and beautiful clean tone.
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Beyond Blues: Keeping it Simple with Blues-Scale Transitions

November 27, 2012
Learn to develop singable melodies to play over a blues.
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Beyond Blues: Major/Minor Slight-of-Hand

October 8, 2012
True pros can be identified by how well their ideas sit in the groove and the quality of their melodic statements.
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Beyond Blues: Minor Blues Boot Camp

June 8, 2012
Several simple techniques you can use to create more tension and interest in your comping.
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Beyond Blues: Harmonic Blues Moves

April 6, 2012
Learn how to use inversions to create motion in your comping.
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Beyond Blues: Liberating Blues Changes

December 20, 2011
While the typical rock and blues 12-bar form sticks pretty closely to the standard changes, we’re going to explore how this structure can be manipulated and embellished to create some very interesting sounds.
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Beyond Blues: Phrasing—A Lost Art

October 18, 2011
Phrasing: When it comes to an improvised solo, it’s pretty much what separates the good players from the greats.
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Triad Pairs

January 17, 2011
Using triad pairs is simply an intervallic approach to improvisation. When used correctly, the technique can generate some very interesting sounds.
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