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Light Blue FABE Variation Rhythm

I’m still having difficulty with the variation of Light Blue. Watching Neil over and over with the rhythm in the hands hasn’t helped me. Either it needs to be slowed down or written out for me so that I can SEE it. Could someone maybe…

Here to Stay Key and Chords

I’m wondering if ‘Here To Stay’ from the Jazz program commences in the key of D minor and then modulates to A minor around the third line. I’ve had a student ask me why the g in the A11 chord is natural. Any thoughts? It…

Absence of Tempo and Expressing Markings

The below question was asked in response to a video Neil posted to help answer a question about what key Dark Blue is in, covered in a separate Simpedia post: https://simpedia.info/what-key-is-dark-blue-in/ Neil Moore hearing Joe’s playing also made me realize you don’t put tempo markings…

What Key Is Dark Blue In?

What key is Dark Blue in? Look at the music book for FL4. 3 flats. Also, the first and last bass note is C hinting at the tonal center. Ian Yes. And yes. And yet: it doesn’t really ever sound like C is a definitive…

Blues Ensemble Approach

This is a question about The Blues Improv Program. When we get to The Ensemble Approach Project #15, when you use the Bishop Chords or 13ths in the LH and the Blues Scale in the RH, my students say it doesn’t sound good when we…

Using Ballads, Songs and Vignettes

TRUE CONFESSION – I’M NOT SURE I UNDERSTAND HOW WE SHOULD USE NEIL’S NEW BALLADS, SONGS AND VIGNETTES VIDEOS WITH OUR STUDENTS… I FEEL I MUST HAVE MISSED A KEY LINK. THANK YOU! Here’s my response to Ruth’s question: How to Use BSV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6Emzinb12I&list=PL3o0aF_9qHn4F2sy8QRuPb_jf_r4D9823&index=2 I’ve…

Expression and Playing Musically

I have an adult student (currently in Level 3) who sent me the following email and I would like to reply to this: “I would love to have more feedback on how to play better! I am very happy with my classes the following is…