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An amateur multi-instrumentalist and a virtuoso of none.


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revised What notation would you use to differentiate different types of minor keys (e.g. Em natural, Em harmonic, Em melodic)?
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comment What notation would you use to differentiate different types of minor keys (e.g. Em natural, Em harmonic, Em melodic)?
I'm referring to Foundations in Jazz Harmony by Kimelman/Benacot. It's a Hebrew textbook though, so I'm not sure you'd be able to take a look. I took a second look myself and the book only mentions the "Jazz melodic minor", which looks like an ascending melodic minor to me (there's no talk of descending melodic scales at all). It uses "H-", "M-" and "N-" to refer to the different minor scales, e.g. when summarizing the harmonic functions in each or when analyzing borrowed chords as I mentioned above.
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revised What notation would you use to differentiate different types of minor keys (e.g. Em natural, Em harmonic, Em melodic)?
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comment What notation would you use to differentiate different types of minor keys (e.g. Em natural, Em harmonic, Em melodic)?
I did mean IV(M) and not VI(M), but that's because my Jazz Harmony textbook assumes the melodic scale is always the ascending melodic scale so there's no confusion. I guess you could use some additional notation to differentiate between the ascending and descending melodic scales, but I never encountered anything like that. And, I did mean chords and not scale degrees: For example, If I'm in Em (harmonic) and I see an A chord, I could (depending on context) analyze it as IV(M) meaning the IV harmonic function borrowed from the parallel ascending melodic scale.
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revised What notation would you use to differentiate different types of minor keys (e.g. Em natural, Em harmonic, Em melodic)?
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accepted Should I retrain myself to be a right handed drummer?
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comment Should I retrain myself to be a right handed drummer?
Actually, left is my strong foot (at least according to high-school PE classes), so it might actually be easier for me to play bass with my left foot; but I can't test this hypothesis since the kits I can get to are all right-footed. When I play on things that aren't kits I naturally use left as a bass, although that might be due to my right foot usually being used to control the car's pedals :) What do you mean by "switching hands before a break"?
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comment Should I retrain myself to be a right handed drummer?
That part about playing melody with my left hand is a good idea. I'm not sure I understand the other part of your comment; are you saying that it should be OK for me to continue playing in the same way since I'd need to eventually become ambidextrous anyway?
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comment Should I retrain myself to be a right handed drummer?
Thanks for making me clarify :)
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comment Should I retrain myself to be a right handed drummer?
They are, except that it isn't my kit so I can't tinker with it. And most other kits I will come across will be right-handed as well. Another more important point is that I fear that using my non-dominant hand to do what my dominant hand should've done might hurt my progress in the future, which is basically what I'm asking the drummers here to confirm or refute.
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