am i learning…let’s hope so!


thinking of auditioning for the TMEA All-State/All-Region jazz bands? learn from professional artist-educators! hear the etudes played by a pro. etude classes will be in masterclass format. attend a faculty recital! then, work on your improvisation with the pros. this masterclass is for all levels of students, from the first time, never-done-it-before student, to the … Continue reading masterclass

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this page is a reference page for the 2018-2019 TMEA All-State Jazz Audition Etudes. here are a few great websites to check out to learn more about the great songs of the jazz world, usually called “jazz standards” and frequently are part of what is also called the “Great American Songbook.” – Jamey Aebersold … Continue reading digging deeper

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Kenny Garrett’s Solo on Woody Shaw’s album “Solid” (There Will Never Be Another You) Kenny Dorham’s Solo on Cedar Walton’s album “Cedar!” (Take the ‘A’ Train)

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licks and riffs here’s a chorus (plus 8 bars) i put together over the changes to “I Love You” by Cole Porter (tenor sax) here’s a chorus i put together over the changes to “On Green Dolphin Street” (tenor sax) – shown in concert C major and Eb major here are several phrases that I’ve … Continue reading licks

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one of the most useful apps for the jazz musician is iReal Pro. it is a go-to app for gigs and for the practice room. i use it to warm-up and to learn songs. check out their site for demos and to download the app. it may be one of the most expensive apps out … Continue reading apps

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