January, 2010

March 2, 2010

2010 NEA Jazz MastersThe National Endowment for the Arts honored 2010 NEA Jazz Masters at an awards ceremony and concert produced by Jazz at Lincoln Center on January 11 12. Meet the 2010 NEA Jazz Masters featured a conversation with the 2010 NEA Jazz Masters, exploring their lives and careers in jazz. On January 12th […]

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Jazz Singing Goes to Class

Setting the stageIf you are teaching a jazz choir, you know that you will have to convey in-depth musical skills and information to a group of people with limited time constraints. If you are teaching jazz solo voice, you know that the teaching process will be different. Or is it? Historically, jazz singing has been […]

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2010, January

Le;gère Signature Series Tenor Sax ReedsLe;gère is now offering their Signature Series technology for the tenor sax. The new reeds feature a special material and profile and are said to capture color and expression. Le;gère reeds are available for all clarinets and saxophones. www.legere.com Ellsberry’s “L-35” Guitar LineEllsberry’s “L35” model line of guitars fit a […]

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Where’s the Beat?

March 1, 2010

The term, “meter” can be defined as a repetitive pattern of strong and weak beats in an arranged rhythm. This does not imply that the rhythms themselves are necessarily repetitive, but a repeated pattern of pulses or beats is clearly evident. Duple meter in the music will feel like “strong/weak/strong/weak.” Triple meter in the music […]

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