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

Giant Steps

For the past several days I have been trying to learn Giant Steps by, John Coltrane. It is probably his most famous tune. It was revolutionary as far as I'm concerned. It came out in 1960. All the years I have been playing I have never attempted to learn it. It was too much of … Continue reading Giant Steps

About Using Real Book

I recently read an article on JazzAdvice.com, called Why You Shouldn't Be A Real Book Player. Basically, the article talks about the difference it makes when you learn a tune by ear from a record vs. having a book with written music and chord changes in front of you. The author makes the case that … Continue reading About Using Real Book