Active Listening – Written By Fred Hersch

I have taught jazz piano and composition for many years at music schools including New England Conservatory, The New School, The Manhattan School and have given workshops, master classes and done residencies at schools around the world; I am been lucky to have taught a number of prominent young pianists. And one thing keeps showing […]

Short Dominant Line Series – Minor 7th Line (LOTW #103)

This small dominant line is used a great amount. The out lines the C7 chord tones up to the b9. Once you get to the b9 you can resolve down to any chord tone of your maj7th chord. The b9 is the important note as it creates a small amount of tension which is followed […]

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