More Ear Training Tools!

I know what you’re thinking… oh, here he goes again on an Ear Training rant! While I appreciate the vote of confidence, that’s not the point (this time). This blog is about a tool that I use on a regular basis that I wanted to share with you. We’ve already talked about Relative Pitch, but […]

March 2, 2011 · kengon · No Comments
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Been Busy (Again)

Sorry that I’ve gotten busy again and dropped off the blogging. I have had lots of work to do and not much time. Have had a number of lessons with Ron Eschete and they have been great. Really learning a lot from him. Spending a lot of time analyzing and playing through different arrangements of […]

December 12, 2010 · kengon · No Comments
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The Fog Is Lifting

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August 9, 2010 · kengon · No Comments
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Back To Basics, Only Different

My first lesson (again) with Ron Eschete was today.  It was a real treat and I had a good time. I felt like I learned more about playing in the hour I spent with him than I have in decades!

July 25, 2010 · kengon · No Comments
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Chord Substitutions – Part 1

In case you’re wondering, I am not going “soft” and getting away from talking about Ear Training and Improvisation. Not even close! As it turns out, this is an area where we want to spend a little time, as there’s an interesting intersect point from these topics with Chord Substitutions.

November 28, 2009 · kengon · No Comments
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“Sing, Sing A Song…”

Remember that song? Oh, you don’t… sorry. Well, anyway, this post isn’t about singing (per se). More about improvisational skills and ear training. Seem to be my two favorite topics these days, eh?

November 24, 2009 · kengon · No Comments
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Fun With Chromatics!

Well, I find myself again apologizing. I have a real good excuse this time — I’ve been in Hawaii on vacation. Yes, it’s a tough job, but I find that I’m qualified to do it. Had a great time, now I’m getting my head back in the game of playing, working, etc. We’ve been talking […]

November 11, 2009 · kengon · No Comments
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More on Ear Training – Thoughts on Relative Pitch for the iPhone

All, OK. I’ve now had a chance to play with the iPhone application “Relative Pitch”. I cannot say that I’ve gone through the entire app, but I’ve gone through most of it and done enough work to give an informed, unbiased report back to you.

October 24, 2009 · kengon · 2 Comments
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On Ear Training…

Hi Gang, Sorry to be away for so long, but it’s been a busy time for me. More on that to follow. A few weeks ago, the cell phone I’ve had since 2004 started to just fall apart on me (Nokia 6820). Was a great phone and I hated the thought of giving it up. […]

October 14, 2009 · kengon · 2 Comments
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Using Your Senses Makes Sense

As I’ve been returning to guitar and taking on studying jazz, I’ve found that I’m bringing together a number of different elements to help enhance my capabilities. For example, in my efforts to (re-)learn the fretboard, I’m approaching this from several directions: Sight reading Ear training Chord construction

September 2, 2009 · kengon · No Comments
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