• A Classical Perspective To The Resolution Of The Tritone

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    We’re covering the ins-and-outs of the resolution of the tritone from a classical point of view.

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    Essential Quartal Triads You Must Know As A Gospel Or Jazz Musician

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    We’re covering everything you need to know about quartal triads and how they can be formed in this lesson.

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    One Of The Simplest Methods To Determine The Blue Notes In Any Key

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    If you’re interested in relying on the simplest method ever to determine blue notes in any key with, then this lesson is for you.

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    A Smarter Way To Transpose The Minor Pentatonic Blues Scale

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    If you’re looking for another way to transpose the minor pentatonic blues scale, check out this lesson.

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    Remembering Oscar Peterson: Jazz Blues Form, Bass Lines, Riffs & Cross Over Licks

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    Every 23rd of December, all ardent fans of Oscar Peterson across the globe remember his death. If you are a lover of jazz blues piano, you’ll enjoy this post.

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    How Blues Influenced Jazz

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    After getting an e-mail from a concerned student who bought Jazz 101 and was questioning why it focused primarily on the “12 bar blues” instead of “jazz,” I wanted to shed some light on blues’ connection to jazz and how there wouldn’t be jazz as we know it without blues. This article by the “Thelonius Monk Institute of Jazz” puts it perfectly.

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    Discover the shortcut to playing minor pentatonic scales

    About a month ago, I posted a lesson on how to play pentatonic scales. As you learned in that post, this scale is called “pentatonic” because it has 5 notes. “Penta” is an ancient Greek prefix meaning “five.”

    We unraveled the numerical names for other scales too. Like… [more]

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