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  1. Teaching
    Dear friends, For years I've been hearing that "minor seventh chords are used in jazz more than minor chords." To that I say, "Well, doesn't that depend on the chord being improvised on?" In other words, if the chord does not call for a flat seventh, why should I put one in? On the other...
  2. Jazz and Improvisation
    Hello, friends and distinguished saxophonists. As an intermediate-level improvisor, I have a little question here. Inasmuch as people use the pentatonic scales as a starting point for improvisation, when playing over simple major and minor chords, is there also a similar common formula used as...
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