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Jazz School: Chord Voicings: Major 7 Root Plus Definitive Tones

Eighth in the series of tasty chord voicings for a C Major Seventh chord… 182 more words


Piano Technique: How Your Body and the Piano Work Together: Arpeggios

Note: This lesson comes in three parts, because it was uploaded to YouTube when videos were limited to 10 minutes max duration.

LEARN MORE… How Your Body & the Piano Work Together: Reversals

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Musical Modes Characteristics

Here are how I characterize the different musical modes:

  • Ionian or Major – Bright and joyful. My second favorite because it is so joyful.
  • Aeolian or Minor – Sad and oppressive.
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A little warm-up to start off your practice session

The other day I wrote about doing long tones on the Nuvo DooD. In addition to long tones, it is also good to warm up with some scale practice. 145 more words


Villa Lobos Prelude Nº2 Arpeggios

Aside from the lush harmonies and hauntingly evocative melodies of Heitor Villa-Lobos’ music, the physicality of strumming or arpeggiating through all six strings, of sinking a fat thumb rest-stroke into a deep melody, of sliding all four left-hand fingers across the fretboard through diminished 7th chords produces a visceral joy unlike any other I experience when playing the guitar. 314 more words