• Exposed: The Three Aspects Of The “Hear And Play” Philosophy

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    Learn about the processes associated with the hear and play philosophy — perception, recognition, and execution.

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    The Relationship Between Idea Transposition And Idea Substitution

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    Discover the similarity and difference between idea transposition and idea substitution in this lesson.

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    An Introductory Lesson On The Pivot Chord

    Find out what the pivot chord is and its relationship with the concept of modulation.

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    Jazz Improvisation: Essential Scale Options For The Major 2-5-1 Chord Progression

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    Take your improvisation to a whole new level by the application of these scale options for the major 2-5-1 chord progresssion.

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    Ask Dr. Pokey: “What Is Tonal Music?”

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    This introductory lesson on tonal music will show you step-by-step what the concept of key and tonality is all about.

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    Exposed: Four Categories Of Scale Tone Seventh Chords In The Major Key

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    Learn about the categories of scale tone chords in the major key and how chord qualities can be assigned using the knowledge of these categories.

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    Explained: The Relationship Between The 1-chord and The 4-chord In Structure And Function

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    Discover the relationship between the 1-chord and the 4-chord. Learn how to turn the 1-chord into a 4-chord and vice-versa in this lesson.

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