Please check out the new page on the website called Practice Tools. This page will contain various original resources for musicians to deepen their understanding and practice of music. As of today there is one sample PDF to get started but over time I will add new PDFs and videos exploring different aspects of melody, harmony, rhythm, practice technique, theory, and more.
All PDFs will eventually be compiled into an e-book called Melodic Intervals. Over the past decade I have been developing, practicing, and documenting various intervallic exercises for myself, and this year I have a goal of sharing these tools in the clearest and most logical way for students of any experience level to use.
Today's sample PDF is a chord scale sequence that I use to practice modes and chord types. I hope you find it useful. What kinds of music exercises would you like to see next?
If you're not familiar with the album Stan Getz and the Oscar Peterson Trio, please check it out immediately! It's one of my favorite albums of all time, and features "The Sound" Stan Getz backed by the most swinging band in history, the Oscar Peterson Trio (Oscar Peterson on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar, and Ray Brown on bass).
The last track Blues For Herky is a fun 12-bar blues in C that contains some great language for guitar. You will find the first three choruses of the guitar part transcribed, followed by the three-chorus saxophone solo. All six of those choruses are written out in the key of C for guitar and the key of D for Bb instruments in a four-page PDF.
Head over to my transcriptions page to find this PDF along with many others for your study and enjoyment. Thank you.
Happy New Year everyone! Please enjoy the latest audiovisual project by upcoming rap artist Graphyti featuring the Young Fellaz Brass Band, New Orleans Saints hype song WHO DAT!
Lyrics by Graphyti
Music by Graphyti and Young Fellaz Brass Band
Recorded by Seth Bailin
Produced by Seth Bailin and Graphyti
Video edited by Graphyti
Musicians featured in the video: Graphyti, Rogerick Andrews, Kernell Andrews, Thaddeaus Ramsey, Roy Lancaster, Daimon Thomas, Seth Bailin, Justin Terrell, Revert Andrews, and Glen Joseph Andrews
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Current projects: Radical Health Zine, the New American Songbook, Pathways with Joseph Campbell.