Sunday, August 24, 2014

Jazz 101: The 10-minute Version

Editor's note: I am pleased to share this efficient run-down of how to begin teaching jazzHuge thanks to Nickolas Conte for sharing his work with me!
 I would make a change on the 5th page, so that the first note of the triplet has no accent, and instead, move the accent to the third note of the triplet, replacing the staccato that is currently under that note. Also, the reference to "Killer Joe" only having 2 chords (on page 12) is only referring to its "A sections", not the "bridge."


Austin Kimble is a professional jazz pianist, music director, educator, and composer based in Austin, Texas.

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