Knowing The Tune

Committing Tunes to Memory In the past, I have always had music in front of me, whether practicing or playing gigs.  Because of an article, I read on JazzAdvice.com, Why You Shouldn't Be a Real Book Player, I have been trying to learn tunes in new ways. I have begun to analyze chord progressions and … Continue reading Knowing The Tune

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Stella by Starlight

I have been learning Stella By Starlight. Been practicing the tune for about a week. I have the head (melody) memorized, and close to having the chord progression memorized. As far as chords though, I like to think more in terms of key transitions. That way I can divide the tune into sections and work … Continue reading Stella by Starlight