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Tim Price is a Selmer Clinician, professional musician, jazz journalist and author. He teaches in New York City and Pennsylvania.

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  Ear Training on Chord Tones - Phase 3  

by Tim Price

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I've added some #5's to the chord to open your ears more, to get the full effect as you do these. Take an entire practice session ...and... play all 24 lines.

This will assist in a more balanced approach to hearing changes/chords, and open your chops on the sax to clarify tonality, etc. Each "phase" is a link to musical understanding and foundation.

By doing these, you will develop a greater familiarity with your sax which will enhance your ability to play in any key.

~Also~ Bring an attitude of enjoyment to each practice session. Concentrate on the process rather than a perfect performance.

Look at it as a sequence on the chord. As you do this... find the CD of Lester Young's with "Foolin' Myself" on it, and sing along with Lester's solo.

~With that said - Let's get cooking!

~Tim Price

Created: November 20, 2004.
Update: May 28, 2010.
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