With splitting up my brand identities, I’ve been posting less about bass, jazz, practice, etc. on this site. However, I want to start giving brief updates about Gig-Ready Jazz Bassist. If anything, I’m applying a lot of things I’ve taken on as part of the my Polymath Challenge.
Here is a list of posts I’ve written in the past week or so:
- Memorizing Your First Eight Jazz Tunes #1: “C Jam Blues”. In preparation for a student jam session that I am hosting, I introduced the concept of learning tunes functionally (thinking in terms of chord function and scale degree, rather than specific notes).
- Memorizing Your First Eight Jazz Tunes #2: “Bags’ Groove”. In this post, I expanded on the concepts introduced in the first post of the series.
Memorizing Your First Eight Jazz Tunes Supplemental: Hearing Rhythms. Based on student feedback to the posts, I created a supplemental post on distinguishing between syncopated and un-syncopated rhythms. I borrowed techniques from my continual object of obsession, Fluent Forever.
Memorizing Your First Eight Jazz Tunes #3: “Sonnymoon for Two”. The last of the simple, riff-based blues tunes – meant to really solidify the concepts and introduce the circle of fourths.
Memorizing Your First Eight Jazz Tunes #4: “Mr. PC”. Today’s post. Now that we’re moving into more complex tunes, I’m finally giving instructions for using Spaced Repetition System (SRS Flashcards).
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