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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…

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…

Solace of the Wind Key

Jazz program.The key of Solace of the Wind. First off I might say it’s C Minor with it’s key signature and initial chord but it’s the final chord that’s supposed to be the final arbiter, right? And that’s A flat Minor. In fact the whole…

Jazz Clues Chord Voicings

A teacher asks particular questions about Jazz Clues and chord voicings. Here is Neil Moore’s response. Jazz Clues Voicings for min7b5, 11th, 13th chords etc. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6mpAMD83TM&list=PL3o0aF_9qHn4F2sy8QRuPb_jf_r4D9823&index=23 Original video posted March 23, 2017

Diminished 7th Chord

I was helping a student with a chord in her accompaniment project today that was F#dim7. The way we figured it out it looks like an FM7. Is there a reason it would be written specifically as a dim chord? The previous chord was F…

What Jazz Means

I need to start jazz clues soon with a number of students. Help me understand what we mean by “jazz” and how it differs from the accompaniment things (playing all types of chords, variations) we’ve already been doing. I believe Neil talks about perceptions of…

Jazz Clues Melody

When you teach Jazz Clues, and students have read the melody… do you give them time to “know” the RH melody so they can play without the page before adding LH? Basically, how do you determine student readiness for the LH clue? I have them…

Dark Blue Final Chord

I finally figured out another easy way to remember the final RH chord of the tailpiece of Dark Blue – it is just a rearranged version of the second last RH chord. (the D moved down an octave and then of course the whole chord…