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It’s about time (we discuss rhythm)

My previous articles have discussed different aspects of dealing with sounds we make as jazz/pop musicians. These include chord voicings, blues licks, scales, melodic sequences, etc. However, the truth of the matter is that these aspects are only half of the big picture when playing jazz and pop. The other half entails WHEN all of these aspects are...
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You can't lose with the blues

The blues has been an important part of American music for more than 100 years. In fact, no one truly knows exactly how or when this indigenous art form originated. However, by 1912 it was well enough established that W. C. Handy successfully began publishing blues compositions. Vocalists, including Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey, made blues recordings...
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