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After searching, here are two that I found, along with a link to the sheet music: Hot Cross Buns - in G major, uses notes G, A, B: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-BY-viryz4d8/Uz3gETrtC6I/AAAAAAAAACM/xW8jkz3jMuE/s1600/Hot+Cross+Buns+1.gif Mary Had A Little Lamb - in C major, uses notes C, D, E: ...


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One researcher who has studied the cognition of the perception of melodic music by naive listeners vs musically trained listeners is Jeanne Bamberger. She wrote the fascinating book The Mind Behind the Musical Ear: How Children Develop Musical Intelligence. I'm not sure how much her work will coincide with your interests, but it might be a useful place to ...


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I play in multiple jams weekly, which I do because it is such a challenge. It's important to have a decent idea of the various standard chord changes that are particular to the styles of music you like. For the blues it's pretty easy, as they're typically I, IV, V chords, or their alternates, which repeat in various ways. Throwing in 7th and 9th chords ...


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Try listening attentively to the rhythm the drummer play. He lays down the general rhythm and you expand upon his ideas. If he plays a general 4/4 beat try soloing with this in mind. It also helps if you practice with a metronome as it will teach you some great skills on how to play in time. Also you and your band mates may find worth in playing slowly at ...


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So you can produce some musical putput which pleases you, fairly regularly. More easily, when you have the luxury of time, and not so much under the pressure of the moment in a jam session. It's pretty much the same skill, you just have to be further along the road to have it on tap instantaneously. You say you can improvise melodies vocally on the fly ...



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