Pitch Class Set Chord Voicings Don’t Be Afraid of Them
11
Jul
2018

Pitch Class Set Chord Voicings Don’t Be Afraid of Them

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Pitch Class Set Chord Voicings Pitch Class Set Chord Voicings Pitch Class Set Chord Voicings is just a fancy name for a chord. Any chord can be a Pitch Class Set Chord because Pitch Class Set Theo...

23rd Chords
30
May
2018

23rd Chords

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23rd Chords 23rd Chords "23rd Chords" is a 12 tone concept that the great teacher and musician Charlie Banacos invented.  Although most people equate 12 tone with atonal music Charlie didn't be...

Minor Key Ear Training
28
May
2018

Minor Key Ear Training

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Minor Key Ear Training Fixing Minor Key Ear Training Problems Minor Key Ear Training is a subject that comes up often and this blog post is dedicated to some of the 1st steps you can take to fix...

Chord Reharmonization Overview
25
May
2018

Chord Reharmonization Overview

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Chord Reharmonization Overview This is a followup to the Modern Reharmonization blog post about using the chord reharmonization charts.  Hang on to your seat this gets a bit deep :) The first t...

Modern Reharmonization
24
May
2018

Modern Reharmonization

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Modern Reharmonization Tools for Modern Reharmonization Modern Reharmonization can be a somewhat complicated subject and it can be approached from many angles. In this blog post I want to show h...

Tools for Modern Improvisation
10
Apr
2018

Tools for Modern Improvisation

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Modern Improvisation Tools for Modern Improvisation Modern Improvisation is a concept that I've investigated quite a bit over the last 25 years. I first started learning about this when I attend...

Sight Reading Music vs Fright Reading Music
04
Aug
2017

Sight Reading Music vs Fright Reading Music

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Sight Reading Music 10 Recommendations Sight Reading Music vs Fright Reading Music I get many musicians who contact me about how to approach sight reading music. For many musicians it's more lik...

Pitch Class Set Improvisation: The Sonic Resource Guide
18
Jan
2014

Pitch Class Set Improvisation: The Sonic Resource Guide

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Pitch Class Set Improvisation Sonic Resource Guide The Sonic Resource Guide is a guide to pitch class set theory, providing a structure with which to organize music. When utilized, it will broaden y...

Bruce Arnolds Jazz Guitar Summit NYC
13
Dec
2013

Bruce Arnolds Jazz Guitar Summit NYC

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TrueFire, Bruce Arnold and many of NYC’s best guitar educators team up to present: Bruce Arnold’s Jazz Guitar Summit NYC. An incredible 525 minutes of handpicked insights from Jazz Guitar Mast...

Bruce Arnold’s Music Education Genealogy Chart
24
Oct
2013

Bruce Arnold’s Music Education Genealogy Chart

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The intersections between jazz and classical music have long fascinated me, and within my own music I often use contemporary classical ideas. For the most part this was a personal journey that started...