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Augmented Sixths or Tritone Subs?

I was recently reminded of my dusty school days when someone asked me how jazz uses augmented sixth chords. Oh, I do so love these invitations to give a fag-packet explanation and get myself into trouble… I suppose the simplest

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Posted in a) Soloing Scales & Modes

Turnarounds

Most lead sheets for standards don’t bother including the turnaround at the end of each section – it’s just assumed that you’ll know what to play. In case you don’t know, this article will run through the most common first

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Posted in b) Harmony & Comping
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...appetising young books for sale... Pents book is recommended reading on Gary Burton's Berklee course.

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