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Swingin' in Atlanta

A couple of helpful links for jazz musicians…

http://www.jazzbiographies.com/
www.jazzstandards.com
–  These 2 websites have great information on the most popular jazz standards, and musicians.  You can find musical analysis, as well as a list of definitive recordings to check out.
www.ralphpatt.com
    – Ralph’s website has a handy reference of standards with a simple framework of
chord changes – no melodies.
http://earplane.com/modules/earplane_main/
      -I think this is one of the better free online ear training websites.  Of course, not just for jazz musicians!  It also has some drills that I haven’t seen anywhere else.
On one of them, a chord will play, and then a note.  You have to guess which scale tone – or non scale tone it is.  Good stuff!

Does anyone else have some cool and useful links that they’d like to contribute?

Peace, Dave

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August 2, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Things I’ve been working on..

Lately, I’ve been working on playing tunes in all keys.  It’s hard stuff, but it’s paying off.    I’ve also been doing some transcribing of rhythm changes solos, to add to my vocab.  I always learn something great when I transcribe – always.  I can’t recommend it highly enough.  Recently, I transcribed Kenny Burrell’s “Saturday Night Blues”.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PB2vHRvCU00

 A great tune to add to  my tune list…  I’ll write more later… Peace!
Oh, also – be sure to check out my other (new) blog: atlantaguitarteacher.wordpress.com .  Thanks!

August 1, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment