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Time Feel for Jazz Ed

Often times, when I have done master classes at various jazz departments, I am confronted with questions about something referred to as “a triplet feel.”  This is how some educators and students alike perceive the jazz  time conception.  They are correct in assuming that the pulsating unit is a three note entity, or in other […]

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More Interesting Insights into the Debate About Metronome Use In the Study of Jazz

Since I first posted my article stating my belief that one should never practice jazz with a metronome since a metronome is not a pulse, an intense controversy has sprung up on the internet over it.  Many people have attacked my position while a few, such as Hal Galper have defended it and agreed with […]

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Important Tip On How To Practice

How many times have musicians stopped working on things out of frustration to the point of wanting to give up?  How many have actually given up?  Not just on what they were working on but some have actually given up on playing itself.  What is the reason for this?  In a word FRUSTRATION!  Working on […]

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