Playing Scales vs. Playing Out of Scales

I've been asked many times "Why do I need to learn and practice scales?" or "Why do I need to understand chords-scales and tonal harmony?" Some other people complain about the chord-scale theory, saying that they don't want to play scales, meaning they wish to play in the jazz vocabulary, licks, motives, playing rhythmically or... Continue Reading →

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100 Essential Jazz Standards

Since the release of┬áThe Jazz Standards Progressions Book where I analyzed 1000+ songs I have been asked many times for a list of essential jazz standards. I do not want to promote uniformity in repertoire nor do I believe in programatic lists. Jazz is a personal intuitive journey. What I do believe in is finding... Continue Reading →

Sight-reading exercise in F# Major for alto saxophone using See Music Pro. Sight-read and get instant feedback of your performance.

Sight-reading exercise in F# Major for alto saxophone using See Music Pro.Sight-read and get instant feedback of your performance.#sightreading #saxophone #SaxophonemusicMusic #Woodwinds #musiceducation #MusicStaff #MusicMajor #musiced #ReadMusichttps://t.co/pla21bBl7O pic.twitter.com/iDfLMZxh6O— mDecks Music (@mDecksMusic) June 8, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

Kotska’s Workbook Chapter 22 No. 3 in Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro. Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro visually reveals every function in tonal harmony.

Kotska's Workbook Chapter 22 No. 3 in Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro.Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro visually reveals every function in tonal harmony.#tonalharmony #Chords #MusicEducation #TraditionalHarmony #Kostka #harmony #ClassicalMusic https://t.co/6NtgaepthJ pic.twitter.com/17705SAKXt— mDecks Music (@mDecksMusic) June 8, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

Tessitura Pro Tip of the Day #8: How to see the modes of a scale Tessitura Pro: The whole world of scales over the Circle of Fifths.

Tessitura Pro Tip of the Day #8: How to see the modes of a scaleTessitura Pro: The whole world of scales over the Circle of Fifths.#ScalesAndModes #MusicEducation #MusicScales #ChordScales #CircleOfFifthshttps://t.co/C6vnN9cv6C pic.twitter.com/jSgf6VqmWm— mDecks Music (@mDecksMusic) June 8, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

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