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Rootless Major Chord Shapes

by Tim Price

Tim Price

This is a perfect way to open a chord and make the chord more modern. Listen... study and write some of your own based on mine.

This works fine on other chords, too. Go backů take some of my basic studies and try this root-less approach. Start simple.

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Tim Price

Bird-ology Study

On Bird's Famous "Now's The Time" Lick

This is the Dominant 7th of the Blues and a great exercise through 12 keys

Till next time-
Tim Price


Tim Price is a Selmer Clinician, professional musician, jazz journalist and author. He teaches in New York City and Pennsylvania.
He holds a degree from the Berklee College of Music in Boston (1973 graduate). While at Berklee, he studied with Charlie Mariano, as well as with Andy McGhee, Joe Viola, and Nick Ciazza. After Berklee he studied saxophone and improvisation with Sal Nistico, Fred Lipsius, Jimmy Lyons, Ray Pizzi, Sonny Stitt, and Ronnie Cuber; flute with Harold Jones; clarinet with Kal Opperman and bassoon with Karen Borca.
Tim resides in Reading, Pennsylvania with his wife, Marcia. He can be contacted for clinics, master classes, private teaching, gigs, and concerts by e-mail. Visit Tim's web site.
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