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Chord tones, guide tones, passing tones… so many TONES! What are they? How do I make sense of all of them? Is …

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The major bebop scale is a very powerful scale that can be incredibly helpful to jazz pianists in a number of ways. …

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Rock keyboard soloing is an important part of a keyboardist’s development. Soloing in any context requires that the player is familiar with …

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The beautiful jazz ballad “Blue in Green” is a jazz piano staple. First appearing on Miles Davis’ classic jazz album “Kind of …

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Bossa nova piano playing is but one of many different styles that we piano players need to practice – but what a …

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Funk keyboard tricks of the pros… well, not “tricks” exactly. There’s no “inside secret” that the professionals know and refuse to share …

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Harmonic analysis is an incredibly important key in unlocking the mysteries of music. By understanding and using harmonic analysis we can answer …

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Pedal tones are usually thought of as a jazz topic that is reserved for advanced study. That’s sort of ironic because they …

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Voice leading. Maybe you’ve heard that term before in musical circles and not fully understood what it means. Voice leading is not …

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In this article we’ll take a look at three specific ways to improve your blues playing. These three tips are presented here …

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Countless books and college courses have focused on all types of jazz improvisation exercises. With so many opinions on practicing the art …

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So, you’re playing with a band. Perhaps you’re in a cover band, a jazz band at school, or even a band that …