I've finished a Jazz tutorial

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  1. gennation

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    Of course there's many jaazzer's here that have a better handle on this than me even, but it's comprehensive ground up approach to many concepts used in jazz.

    It should be very useful for the "What scale do I use to play Jazz" threads.

    Come and get it, bring your thinking caps.

    http://lessons.mikedodge.com

    Follow the links to Learn Some Common Sounds Found In Jazz.

    It uses Power Tabs for the audio, notation, tab.

    Read the Essential Needs page before starting. It has links to Power Tabs and to the "listening/reading" file amonst other "primers".

    Power tabs, well midi in general, makes it sound a little lifeless. Maybe I'll also include a live played version to get the feel back.

    Enjoy!
     
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    Thx Mike - your site is a great resource for players like myself!
     
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    Not quite sure what you mean, please alaborate.

    You mean like "code"?...ala...

    Code:
     
    C Dorian Scale: 
    ------------------------------------------------------------8--10--11-- 
    -----------------------------------------------8--10--11--------------- 
    -----------------------------------7--8--10--------------------------- 
    ----------------------7--8--10---------------------------------------- 
    --------------8--10---------------------------------------------------- 
    -8--10--11----------------------------------------------------------------
     
    
     
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    I think I see what you are talking about. Take a look at this, it looks alot cleaner...

    Let me know if this is what you're talking about, thx.
     
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    By "fixed" do you mean "formatted"? So the size never changes regardless of how wide, narrow, tall, or short the users browser window is?

    I can see where that would be a benefit for the tab stuff for sure. So it doesn't get miscombobulated due to the user browser size.

    And by "proportional" do you mean it should adjust itself as the user changes the size of his browser window? So, it always fits regardless if the browser window is skinny or wide?

    I'm always into learning something new.
     
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    Thx, I'll give it a try using formatted for the tab, and other simliar things, and I'll try using proportional for the "discussion/explanation" stuff.

    Thanks for the tips.
     
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    Also old man tele...I see you're from Tuscon, AZ...

    In the 90's I had been there a number of times doing computer and network installations for Lear Jet.

    That's one hella great place you live. One of my fondest memories of all my world travels is the little drive I took up Mt. Lemmon I think it's called.

    Got turned back about 7000-8000' due to the road being blockaded due to snow...just like Michigan, LOL...except I started out in a cacti forrest ;)

    Other than NYC, Tuscon was one of the places I never minded visiting. Everyone at Lear was pretty decent and laid back too. I know there's a lot beautiful spots in that region...but for living that's one of the few I'd move to.

    Just thought I'd mention it.
     
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    I haven't looked at the jazz stuff yet, but your lessons on intervals, the only ones I've been through yet, have helped me a *lot*. I finally have a much better understanding of it, and those complicated looking chords with #s and 13s and the like don't seem nearly as intimidating. I still don't know what "add" means, though. I probably just haven't gotten to that part yet.
     
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    Yep, keep reading into the Chord Construction Series. There's section on Add Chord.

    I'm glad to hear they're useful.
     
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    Yep, that's what those tute's explain :)
     

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