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A Simple Technique for Outside Playing

This article will give you a simple, easy to remember, but very effective formula for taking a solo line outside the changes. When I say simple and easy to remember, I mean it. You’ll grasp the principle inside ten minutes,

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Posted in a) Soloing Scales & Modes

How to Hear the Clave in Salsa

If your experience is anything like mine, you may have struggled to hear clave direction when playing or listening to salsa (and its precursors, son, guajira and mambo). Sure there are differences, but rhythmically these styles are largely the same,

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Posted in f) Esquina Latina

Transcription: Tommy Flanagan on Mr PC

I’ve posted this solo because someone recently asked me for advice on bebop playing over minor blues changes. I first transcribed it years ago and developed a bit of an obsession with it at the time. I can honestly say

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