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1) Key Signatures in treble and bass clef. 2) Major Scales 3) The Relative Minor Scale from the Major Scale 4) The Diatonic Triads and Seventh chords in each of the major scales.
5) Develop a greater curiosity of music you are not familiar with. This will help you discover global music that you have been unaware of and also shine a light on the origins of the music you like.`
I have be a member of the Berklee College of Music Faculty for the past 36 years. There certainly have been many changes in the compositional styles of music and the technology that is used to produce the sounds of this music. Regardless of any of these changes there is is still one truth that applies to almost every facet of popular or tonal music. We are all working with the same twelve notes. I know that there are exceptions to any rule, but in popular music they are few and far between. While in high school our students need to understand the importance of working with these twelve notes.
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I had the good fortune to play a few weeks ago at ANDIAMO, 24 Winter Street, Newburyport MA...Phil McGowan is doing a fantastic job bringing in some of the best jazz players in the area and I hope that you will support his efforts....please spread the word and stop by when you can
Jazz every Wednesday night, 7-10pm




Posted on February 19, 2011 with 0 comments
Hi....I hope all is well as we try to get through this month of are some gigs in the area for the remainder of the month....hope to see you: TONIGHT FEB.19:  RUDI'S IN PORTSMOUTH WITH DIMITRI ON PIANO.....6-10PM SUNDAY FEB. 20:  PLUM ISLAND GRILLE, JAZZ BRUNCH, NEWBURY MA.....1-3PMTHURSDAY FEB 24: RUDI'S IN PORTSMOUTH WITH DIMITRI ON PIANO.....6-9PM SUNDAY FEB 27:  PLUM ISLAND GRILLE, JAZZ BRUNCH, NEWBURY MA.....1-3PMSUNDAY FEB 28: BARLEY PUB, DOVER NH WITH THE STEVE CARTER QUARTET, 8-11PM THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!!!!!

"LIFE" by Keith Richards

Posted on February 8, 2011 with 0 comments
I just finished this wonderful's a must read for anyone who loves music......I must admit that I have gained volumes of respect for Keith Richards and his devotion to music.....he has a level of respect for music and those who make that is second to none.....check it out...Cheers

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