Monthly Archives: October 2011

Altered Dominant Licks from Chet Baker: “I’m Old Fashioned”

I recently transcribed Chet Baker’s solo on the Mercer/Kern standard “I’m Old Fashioned” that he played on his 1979 album “Someday My Prince Will Come”. What particularly caught my ear was a lick that appears twice during this single chorus … Continue reading

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Milt Jackson “S.K.J.” Free Lead Sheet

SKJI just transcribed Milt Jackson’s blues: “S.K.J.” from the CD “Bags Meets Wes“. The lead sheet can now be downloaded from here.

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Arpeggio Warumps

This week continues the Minor 7th chord exercises with arpeggios starting on the third. Here is the ascending exercise: And here is its companion descending exercise:

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Arpeggio Warmups

The last four posts in this Arpeggio-Warmups series dealt with Dominant 7th chords in all inversions. Starting with this post we’re switching to Minor 7th chords. We’ll follow the same “exercise regimen” as with the Dominant chords. Two exercises each … Continue reading

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Arpeggio Warmups

This post completes the basic exercises on the dominant seventh arpeggio as it covers the two remaining inversions. This weeks exercises start the arpeggios on the seventh of the chords. The ascending exercise is: It’s descending companion: The initial post … Continue reading

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Arpeggio Warmups

In this week’s warmups we focus on starting the dominant seventh arpeggios on the fifths. The ascending arpeggio exercise looks like this: And this is the matching descending variant: Ideas for practicing and a play-along MP3 can be found in … Continue reading

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