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How to Read a Musical Fake Book in the Key of E : Measures 17 – 19 of Playing a Jazz Song in E Major

How to Read a Musical Fake Book in the Key of E : Measures 17 – 19 of Playing a Jazz Song in E Major

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So now we went through and learned our last A. I just wanted to look through it real quickly compositionally. We have this nice chord progression. One, three minor, six minor and then for the fourth bar, instead of staying in the key and using it as a turn around I can go all five […]

How to Read a Musical Fake Book in the Key of E : Playing Composed Jazz Chords in E Major

How to Read a Musical Fake Book in the Key of E : Playing Composed Jazz Chords in E Major

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So now we’ve went through our beebop tune and went through and got the melody down and the basic chords. So, I am going to go through and play the melody with the chords and I’m going to improvise staying pretty much in E major. And I’m going to use that one, three, five, one, […]

Reading Musical Fake Books in A Major : E Flat 7th Scale for Reading a Fake Book in A Major

Reading Musical Fake Books in A Major : E Flat 7th Scale for Reading a Fake Book in A Major

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Now we’re going to learn our third chord, our E seventh chord and all your seventh chords start on the fifth degree of the major scale, so if we go up A, B, C, D, E, alright it’s on E, right? A, B, C sharp, D, E. So now we’re going to start on E […]

IKAGA S2E24 – Should We Fund Libraries?

IKAGA S2E24 – Should We Fund Libraries?

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How to Read a Musical Fake Book in the Key of E : Measures 7 & 8 of Playing a Jazz Song in E Major

How to Read a Musical Fake Book in the Key of E : Measures 7 & 8 of Playing a Jazz Song in E Major

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So now we’re going to look at the second A section. So if you actually look at the melody we’re going to play it sounds just like the first melody. So if we look at these actual two measures the melody is written exactly the same. So if you look at these two measures and […]

How to Read a Musical Fake Book in the Key of E : Basics of Playing a Jazz Song in E Major

How to Read a Musical Fake Book in the Key of E : Basics of Playing a Jazz Song in E Major

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So now we are going to play through the tune. I am going to improvise just staying in the key of E major. Then again, you can use all these major scales to improvise over. E major will sound good, pretty much over most of them. There might be a few clashes to look out […]

Fred Judges a Book by Its Cover: The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff

Fred Judges a Book by Its Cover: The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff

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-Fred, congratulations. Your wonderful comedy special was nominated for a Grammy. You were at the Grammys last night. You did not win, but that is amazing to be a Grammy nominee. Congratulations. -Yeah, I had a great time. So thanks. -That’s fantastic. What a sad clap from the rest of the band. -I know. -The […]

How to Read a Musical Fake Book in the Key of E : Analyzing Sections to Write a Jazz Song in E Major

How to Read a Musical Fake Book in the Key of E : Analyzing Sections to Write a Jazz Song in E Major

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So, now we’re going to go through and look at the A section here. So it starts off with a nice simple melody. So if you look at the key signature, you have 4 sharps, so you know it’s in E major. That’s 4 sharps, and E is this very bottom line right here. So […]

How to Read a Musical Fake Book in the Key of E : Measures 1 & 2 of Playing a Jazz Song in E Major

How to Read a Musical Fake Book in the Key of E : Measures 1 & 2 of Playing a Jazz Song in E Major

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Alright, so now we’re going to go through our BeeBop tune, Much Love. We’re going to go through really slow, just two measures at a time so you can really go in and get down all the techniques used in writing the piece and how to play through it correct. So, it’s going to sound […]

How to Read a Musical Fake Book in the Key of E : Measures 15 & 16 of Playing a Jazz Song in E Major

How to Read a Musical Fake Book in the Key of E : Measures 15 & 16 of Playing a Jazz Song in E Major

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So we did the beginning of our piece, where we go through the first three chords and then we go and take it out and you hit this G major chord right here. And if you look at the melody we’re still reading in E so you have four four three four, then a natural […]