Playing Changes Part 5: More Diatonic Harmony

The Playing Changes series presents and expands on concepts from my book, The...


Jazz Pilgrimage to Davenport

I'm visiting friends and family in the Midwest this week, and I paid a visit to...


Playing Changes Part 4: Primary Chords

The Playing Changes series presents and expands on concepts from my book, The...


Playing Changes Part 3: Inversions and Voice Leading

The Playing Changes series presents and expands on concepts from my book, The...


Playing Changes Part 2: Intro to Tonal Harmony

The Playing Changes series presents and expands on concepts from my book, The...


The Biggest Mistake Jazz Educators Make

Why do so many students lack the confidence to improvise? The way we teach plays...


Playing Changes Part 1: Thinking in Numbers

The Playing Changes series presents effective strategies for internalizing...


5 Types of Call and Response Phrases

Call and response is deeply embedded into African-American musical traditions...


On the Edge: Improvisation in Music

Do yourself a favor and watch this stunning documentary! On the Edge:...


The Living Jazz Tradition on Sale This Weekend

My book The Living Jazz Tradition: A Creative Guide to Improvisation and Harmony...