In the lower right sidebar of this site are links to current articles from a few good jazz sites. The Jazz Advice site is especially good. After you’ve finished practicing for the day you might want to check out a few of these articles.
A music psychologist found that introducing random repetition into a piece of music makes it more appealing – and makes people think it was more likely to have been composed by a human being. This is an interesting study (especially the study design) and a good reminder to employ repetition in our improvisations.
Working with Band in a Box and Jamie Aebersold recordings is helpful for learning jazz tunes and practicing improvising. Now a New Orleans start up appears to have developed the next best thing. If you have an Ipad and are a developing jazz musician the Tutti Music Player app might be worth checking out. If I had an Ipad I certainly […]
Here’s a good quote: “Leaving enough space in your solos isn’t just a good idea, it’s MANDATORY. Otherwise the rhythm section can’t even respond to you. When you play with a player who doesn’t leave enough space then it’s a fight just to find a way to play with them.”