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4 Vocal Warms-Ups to Introduce Singers to Jazz Harmony

By Dr. Art Lapierre

Throughout the years, I have enjoyed working with singers who have a more traditional awareness of music. Oftentimes these singers have experience singing in classical choirs or pop/rock bands, and have little experience singing in four-part harmonies with upper extensions. 467 more words


Top 5 Thursday: 5 Exotic And Unique Scales For You To Marinate on


Hirajoshi Scale 

     A tuning scale for the Japanese koto by way of the shamisen, this scale revolutionized the koto in Japan by the Andres Segovia of koto :  Yatsuhashi Kengyō. 94 more words


Joni Mitchell: Painting With Altered Tunings

The prolific and often sourced Canadian Joni Mitchell has been constantly wrestled with harmonic riddles through her long time practice of searching for chord progressions under the influence of heavily altered tunings for decades. 196 more words


Beginner Tuesdays: What To Practice- Chord Changes, Arpeggios, and Power Chords.

Practice is something that I’m asked about all the time and I understand why… ractice is action and asking is procrastination. Especially as a beginner, you need to execute;  ACTION! 752 more words


To All My Fellow Bass Guitarists...

Hello everybody I just stumbled onto a great sheet looking at bass chords. I wish I had this years ago. It makes sense to me and my brain so I thought I’d share it with whomever. Enjoy!


Lesson With Jeff Harshbarger

Jeff Harshbarger is my kind of bass player. His amazing playing reflects a lifelong study of the great masters. Jeff talks fondly of the opportunity to have lessons with heavyweights like Ray Brown and Francois Rabbath. 883 more words


Lesson with Ken Walker

I’ve wanted to have a lesson with Ken Walker for years, ever since a friend called him “the Ray Brown of Denver.” Ken has played with so many top jazz players that I hesitate to name some, because I don’t want to exclude the others. 990 more words

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