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Mike Stern Chord Transcription: Like Someone in Love (pt.2)

As promised, here is the second part of “Like Someone in Love” Transcription from Mike Stern’s album Standards and other Songs. You may say to yourself, “Self, why did Rob make a separate post to the outro of the transcription?”. … Continue reading

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Mike Stern Chord Transcription: Like Someone in Love

Funny how when you get older, it is a lot easier to look back and pinpoint events that changed your life. I was performing with a big band in Japan, and picked up the Mike Stern CD, Standards and other … Continue reading

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Common Tone Substitutions of the Harmonized Major Scale

Common tone substitution is a must have tool in your comping tool box. It is fairly straight forward and is easily incorporated, giving you exponentially more options of chord voicings to choose from. Every chord has other diatonic chords sharing … Continue reading

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Soloing with Block Chords Part 6: Major

Good music should reflect life! Life has it’s ups and downs, happy and sad, rain and sunshine, winter and summer …tension and release. The beauty of anything is so much more vivid when seen in contrast to ugly. If I … Continue reading

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Another exercise for developing rock-solid time

Developing a rock-solid, unshakable, punctilious, time feel is on the menu today (as is testing out my new thesaurus). This is an extension of a previous post: Feeling the beat: Test and improve your time feel now!. I developed this … Continue reading

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Feeling the beat: Test and improve your time feel now!

A sense of time and the ability to play with good time are the most important aspect of musicianship. This sounds like a bold statement, but it is true. Right or Wrong notes are a matter of taste and exposure, … Continue reading

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