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Brecker’s Magic Third

Or is it? Here’s a recent YouTube post by Jazz Duets. Do watch it, and subscribe to Nick because he puts up some good stuff. Now then. All sorts of interesting ideas proposed and some useful approaches spun off. But

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Trane Spotting

I was playing one of those tunes the other day – the ones beloved of singers, the ones that go round the same II V I seemingly forever. Of course, I kept things pretty tight for the head, but then

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What the Fugue?

You go back to┬áBird and I’ll go back to Bach Here’s a piano exercise I find really useful. I’ll run it down first, then tell you why it’s useful and how you can use it as more than just a

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