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12-Bar Blues

The 12-bar blues is the most popular and the most-used blues form
Here is the basic 12-bar form with Roman numerals representing the scale degree of the (major) chord.

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How To Listen To Jazz

In general, for beginners or advanced listeners, the best way to take in jazz, or any kind of music, is to listen in an open way, without much judgment or analysis, and experience the expression the performers are conveying.

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The Difference Between Jazz and Blues

“Jazz” and “blues” are words that define styles of music. What’s the difference in these styles?

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Getting Into the Swing of Things

This quality of “Swing” found in jazz music is hard to describe in words. It can inspire and enhance dancing.

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The Singer Pianist

I think simultaneously singing, and playing is, in a sense, a different instrument, a different mode of performance, and it needs to be approached and judged differently.

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A Jazz Journeyman

A Steady Piano Gig at the “Combat Zone” Strip Club  

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Musician’s Pay

Fifty Years Later – Jazz gig today still pays $75!

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90 Day Video Challenge

In May 2017, I started a 90 Day Video Blogging Challenge

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