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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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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(Jazz) Tunes That Players *Must* Know

In the opening paragraph of the preface to David Baker’s book “How To Learn Tunes” (Jamey Aebersold Jazz), he quotes Barry Harris (from Jazz Changes, www.jazzcontinuum.com): “I can go to any part of the country, meet good musicians and we could play as if we had played together all of our lives, and the only […]

August 23, 2009 · kengon · No Comments
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“Your Cheating Heart…”

OK. You’re likely wondering: Why that title? Is this a tribute post to Hank, Sr? Is kengon crazy? (yes, but not in a clinical sense)

August 14, 2009 · kengon · 4 Comments
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