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"Good improvisation communicates harmonic progression melodically. Effective melodies manipulate harmonic content through the use of guide tones and preparatory gravity notes, masterfully woven in systematic tension, release, and transparent harmonic definition."

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September 27, 2013 | Shuffle. Articulation. Drag.

In last week's Tips & Tricks column, we looked at the not-so secret ingredients of swing. You can say it all boils down to swing, but we maintain putting you in touch with these three measurable musical attributes can speed you down the path of what eventually becomes an intuitive manifestation.

If you haven't already read this, check out the article: Don't mean a thing. If it ain't...


Also, check out this terrific piano lesson give to former talk show host, Dick Cavett by jazz piano legend Oscar Peterson:

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Posted by Ted at September 27, 2013 4:36 AM

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