Simon Dawkins
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Re-learning bass trombone after many years
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The common wisdom I got from the brass faculty at my university was: You won't be able to make an informed choice on a mouthpiece until you're skilled enough that you can tell whether it's the ...

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Latin jazz: anticipated chord change on last beat
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The piano typically anticipates by an 8th, rather than a quarter, however this isn't really a harmonic anticipation in the strictest sense. The chord progression is still viewed as (and functions as) ...

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Is this rhythm called a salsa or samba or something else?
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This is a very typical bossa nova 'clave'. XooX ooXo ooXo oXoo It comes up in samba sometimes too, depending on the batucada—some schools play this rhythm in accents in their caixas.

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Why is Salsa music counted in 8 if it is in 4/4 time?
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The shortest answer is: it isn't by musicians. There are 4 beats per clave. Dancers count in 8 because it's easier to count 'one two three four' than 'one and two and'.

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Notating two against three in 3/4 time
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Tuplets are the clearest, or a dotted quarter followed by an 8th tied to a quarter, but NOT two dotted quarters, and this implies 6/8 meter.

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