Green Dolphin

I am still learning slowly. As I've said many times before, there are a lot of tunes I used to think I knew. I had never taken the time to figure out how the tunes actually worked or worked out the harmony or how it was put together. Green Dolphin Street was one of my … Continue reading Green Dolphin

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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

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