Questions tagged [jazz]

An original American music style that originated in the early 20th century by improvisation and syncopation.

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Do we hear bass/baritone solo melody lines as being implicitly “on top of” the accompaniment, for harmonic purposes

I admit that the title of the question sounds a little strange, but I wanted to posit a more general question based on a specific song I was looked at. I was looking at this arrangement of Chega de ...
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Band rehearsal over the internet

I am plaing in a Jazz band. We usually have band rehearsals every week. Due to corona virus regulations we are not allowed to meet for rehearsals for at least 6 weeks. We would like to switch to band ...
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How can I transcribe 'Fine and Mellow' by 'Jose James' on the piano?

I am trying to transcribe 'Fine and Mellow' by 'Jose James' and at 3:25 the piano plays a short solo. I am finding it difficult to transcribe this however as even slowing the song way down it still ...
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What technique is Diego Figueiredo using by adding / substituting chords

What's this technique called that he is using on the chords in this song: I mean he is substituting a lots of chords...and it sounds great. Thanks
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Economizing finger movement in exercise vs following the book

In Al Di Meola and Bob Aslanian's books "Al Di Meola - A Guide to Chords, Scales & Arpeggios" there's an exercise to strum a chord four times and move from one form to another, fluidly. Below is ...