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Coltrane

Hey Jazz Guy,

I’m mystified by ‘Giant Steps’ and ‘Coltrane changes’, can you explain how that harmony works? –Confused in Cambridge


Dear Confused,

John Coltrane’s ‘Giant Steps’ was a landmark moment in jazz, a beautiful tune that has proved fascinating ever since. 245 more words

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Transcribing

Hey Jazz Guy,

Who’s solos should I be transcribing to learn how to play through changes?

-Searching in Somerville


Dear Searching,


Transcribing solos of great jazz musicians is a surefire way to improving your understanding of the genre. 242 more words

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Putting It All Together - Part Two

Hey Jazz Guy,

Now that I’ve got the inside playing down, how bout that ‘out’ stuff?
Inside in Indianapolis

Dear Inside,
How bout that ‘out’ stuff? 251 more words

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Putting It All Together - Part One

Hey Jazz Guy,

I’ve got all my scales down pretty good, but still having trouble making all the changes. Can you give me some advice on how to put it all together? 266 more words

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Melodic Minor

Hey Jazz Guy,

I got the major scale down well, but I keep hearing about melodic minor, can you give me some tips on how it works? 402 more words

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Guide Tone VS Leading Tone

Hey Jazz Guy,

Whats the difference between a guide tone and a leading tone? –Unguided

Dear Unguided

A LEADING TONE is a half-step away from the tonic note in any key. 61 more words

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Jazz Tap

Hey Jazz Guy,

Is there a way to introduce tapping in a jazz solo/improv? Picking in Puerto Rico

Dear Picking,

What a great question! 259 more words

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