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  1. Tips and Techniques
    So I’m a decent college student and a solid rock, pop, funk soloist, but I want to get better at following chords like the great jazz players. I know to land on different notes per chord and that you can hop around different scales depending on the chord and so on and so forth, but when I get...
  2. Jazz and Improvisation
    Does anyone know the chord changes to the Pepper Adams composition, Now In Our Lives?
  3. Jazz and Improvisation
    So I'm playing this funk chart in my jazz band and my section leader gave me the chord changes for the a solo and I have no idea what to do or what notes to play for the chord, the chord is G#mi7/C# and the price we are playing is in the key of A, I could really use the help
  4. Playing Songs
    Here are some things I've been doing: 1. Figure out the overall structure of the tune (AABA, blues, whatever). 2. Find the key centers, 2-5-1s, and other coherent progressions (e.g. 3-6-2-5-1). 3. Measure by measure, play the guide tones. 4. Play arpeggios of various kinds (ascending...
  5. Rock 'n Roll Saxophone
    Next week I'm trying out for the tenor spot in a soul-Blues-Rock cover band. They advertised on the main musicians b.b. in Spain and speaking to the leader I learned that the current tenor player is leaving and they also have had some other personnel changes. They are not a professional band and...
  6. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    Hi, Does anyone have the changes to Mandel's 'I Want To Live'? The soundtrack version with Mulligan... Thanks! :)
  7. Playing Songs
    I'm trying to get my head round some of the Latin chord structures i.e in terms of ii v i and key centres or modes used. Some of the bossas are a bit tricky. I wonder if anyone can help out. (I'm playing tenor usually. ) Agua de Beber. in Em The section for soloing (as per Hal Leonard). This...
  8. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    What are the chord changes to Chris Potter's Next Best Western? Thanks
  9. Jazz and Improvisation
    I'm studying the tune There Will Never Be Another You and I have a question about the last eight bars aka B2 (the form is A-B1-A-B2). The changes are (in the alto key) | FMaj7 | Bb7 | CMaj7 | F#-7 B7 | CMaj7 B7 | E-7 A7 | D-7 G7 | CMaj7 (G7) | What I don't understand is the function of the Bb7...
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