Music Theory

For listeners and musicians alike

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February 11, 2019

The above title is not a mistake; this is not a jazz review...

February 2, 2019

There is more than one way to play a blues; not the musical genre, but the typically 12-measure chord sequence...

January 4, 2019

While the foundations of Western music are consistent in both classical music and jazz, these two genres...

December 2, 2018

This is the fourth post in the series. The first post was about why jazz musicians should make their songs 3-4 minutes long...

November 27, 2018

This is the third post in a series of posts about tune lengths...

November 19, 2018

In the prequel, we explained the importance of the length of a song, and why jazz musicians should keep songs at a length of 3-4 minutes...

November 15, 2018

Musicians and listeners alike will care, at least to some extent, about how long a song is...

October 3, 2018

There is no one kind of saxophone. Instead there are different kinds of saxophones...

September 24, 2018

If you're a musician or you've ever been around musicians, you have probably heard the terms "bridge" and "AABA"...

July 17, 2018

Continuing from where we left off yesterday...

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