Music


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Spoken solfeggio: an insignificant study

SPOKEN SOLFEGGIO: AN INSIGNIFICANT STUDY I was just over eight years old when I began my musical studies. No family predisposition, no talent that could have inspired me to approach the art of music. Yet it was lit...
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Phrasing in improvisation

Reflection on musical phrasing in improvisation It takes a true high-level musician to improvise a melody that passes through his or her head amidst the blizzard of chords that move incessantly across the tempo, and it takes a...
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Gospel Chops: fashion or a real new style?

Periodically, musical waves arrive that change the balance of customs, the African American communities, which for many generations have met regularly in churches to sing in large groups both a cappella and...
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Perfection, the greatest enemy of jazz

"Perfection is the enemy of excellence' (...) "Perfection is always one step away from perfection"(...) "If I had waited to be perfect, I would never have written a word" (Margaret Atwood) BECAUSE PERFECTION IS...
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Friday in the Cadillac : Bob Berg

Friday in the Cadillac : Bob Berg Friday in the Cadillac is a song by the great saxophonist Bob Berg (who died prematurely in a car accident at the height of his dazzling career), who also boasted a collaboration with...
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How to study music

How to study? how much? what to study? You have 1 ½ / 2 or even 3 hours, go to the rehearsal room, or at home in your studio. You want to transcribe 2 solos, do scale exercises, study a dozen licks, learn 4 new...
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Learning music backwards? part #1

It doesn't matter whether we went to music school or the conservatory, or no school at all, or whether we studied for years as self-taught, but when it comes down to it, there is always a problem: our solos are mediocre, or they suck, or they don't...
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The drums: new or vintage?

My own drum kit Ludwig 1978' Surely artificial intelligence will not be able to build a Stradivarius or a Gretcsh from the 1950s', instruments that with all their unmistakable merits and 'perhaps' a few flaws,...
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Percuotere o dirigere

Conducting or directing Have you ever wondered what the conductor is for if the musicians have the score in front of them? The answer is a question: how could 60 or 80 musicians strike the first note simultaneously? It depends...
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Structure of the digital piano

Structure of the digital piano The sound of the digital piano has nothing to do with the electric piano in that it differs totally from it in sonic character; in fact, the latter is a different instrument that has a different...