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6 Steps To Big Band Writing

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6 Steps to Big Band Writing Steven Feifke 44 pages Jazz Lesson Videos 2019 Big band writing is no simple task. As with any skill, musical or otherwise, it requires time, study, and patience to reach a true level of proficiency. In short, it's an art that shouldn't be minimized. But it's also a process that need not mystify. Foundational knowledge connected to big band scoring is, at it's heart, all about building blocks. ...

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Steven Feifke: Peace In Time

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How do you rate a jazz album? Is it about strength and depth of improvisation--"the sound of surprise," as the late, great journalist Whitney Balliet might say? Is it about structural intricacy, harmonic integrity, rhythmic feel, and melodic communication? Or is it musical ingenuity and individual personalities at play that help to make or break a record? In truth, all of those ideas can factor into the equation, and Peace In Time does well by all of those metrics.


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