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October 25, 2006 | Outsideshore.com

From Outsideshore.com, some helpful instruction by Marc Sabatella, jazz pianist, educator and impressionist painter. In particular, we enjoyed his thoughts and suggestions on ensemble playing, "Playing With Others."

Here he discusses ensemble dynamics, starting songs, what to do in the middle, how to end, and isues to think about and accomplish as the song is developing. Keen insights in "telling a story" with the music, he gives some thoughts on trading fours (exchanging soloing duties in shorter four bar chunks), and the importance of building climax and release.

You'll also appreciate his tips on dealing with things that can go wrong, like if members are lost in the song, and what one can do to get back on track.

Take some time to read the article, and browse around the rest of his website!

Playing With Others

Outside Shore Website

Posted by Ted at October 25, 2006 8:01 PM


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