|Posted on January 7, 2014 at 5:05 PM||comments (0)|
A great way to develop your musical ear is to practice rhythmic dictation. Rhythmic dictation is when a rhythm or sound is presented, and you test your listening by writing down the rhythm that you hear in musical notation. This can be done is many ways:
|Posted on January 3, 2014 at 1:50 AM||comments (0)|
The other day I was rummaging through the shelves at Vintage Vinyl in St. Louis, Missouri and I noticed a carboard box tucked away under the section marked "Jazz". To my suprise, the box was full of Play Along Records! Luckily I picked up a Miles Davis play along. It is Volume 7 of A New Approach to Jazz Improvisation For All Instruments by Jamey Aebbersold. Included on the list of songs are Four, Solar, and Milestones. I was very excited and could not wait to bring the record home! I took it home and began to play along to this wonderful record, which is somehow much more fulfilling than playing along to a CD. I reccomend play along records to any musician looking to imrove his/her improvisation skills. I noticed the bass player on the record is Rufus Ried, a fine bassist that was a guest artist with the MU Jazz Ensemble in my years studying music. Upon this discovery, I realized how much jazz there really is in Missouri.
|Posted on December 11, 2013 at 7:45 PM||comments (0)|
This Saturday, December 14 I will be playing with Kabomba at the MARC in San Marcos, Texas. We will be playing with Henry and the Invisibles. This is a free show, and all are welcome! This will be my last gig with Kabomba! before I head to St. Louis for the winter. I will be playing more with Kabomba during South By Southwest in Austin, Texas.