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K.I.S.S. . . . : A Methodology To Help You Get Your Groove On.

Below is an excellent video from sax player/keyboard player Jeff Schneider who has a You Tube channel with a lot of cool information on improvisation, saxophone technique, r&b keyboards and other topics of interests to my fellow music nerds. This

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“So You Wanna Play The Blues . .” : Cool Blues Guitar Instructional Videos Part I

Confession time. I don’t think I’m a particularly good straight blues guitarist. I’m o.k. but my style is more Grant Green than B.B. King. But I love B.B. and all the other Kings. I grew up listening and learning from

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Cool Website Alert: Jazz Advice.com

For a musician with a thirst for knowledge and a desire to get better, the internet can be a wonderful thing. I am always checking out YouTube videos, websites and blogs that deal with topics that are near and dear

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A Musical Offering: J.S. Bach’s Crab Cannon

And now for something a little different. . . What we have below is a video that illustrates a cool little musical puzzle from one the greatest musicians ever, J.S. Bach. It’s the first piece from Bach’s “Musical Offering”, a

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Altered States: Guitar Fretboard Logic Part VII

Hi Campers. Welcome to the final installment of my series on guitar fretboard logic. Last post, I talked about eleventh and thirteenth chords. At this point, if we extend the major scale any further, we would just be repeating notes.

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“To Infinity And Beyond”. . .: Guitar Fretboard Logic Part VI

In my previous post, I began to talk about chords with extended harmony. Extended harmony could be defined as intervals greater than an octave. Last post we talked about ninth chords. With this post we will discuss eleventh and thirteenth

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“If Two Were Nine . . .”: Guitar Fretboard Logic Part V

Thank you to all those who have stuck through my series of posts explaining my take of guitar fretboard logic. We started with using octave shapes to help in quickly identify the note at any point on the fretboard. We

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