Category: Jazz Books

Chords

Chord is a sound of 3 or more notes simultaneously.  Triads (5th chord) Triads (5th chord) – built on the tonic (I degree) also called Root  C-E-G, Subdominant  F-A-C (IV degree), or D-F-A (II degree) and Dominant…

Style signs – Swing, Bossa nova, Funk

Swing is a rhythmic style where eight notes should play like triplets. Genres using swing rhythm: blues, country, jazz, foxtrot…For example:  Poutin – Ben Webster meets Oscar Peterson Bossa nova is a style of Brazilian…

How did I get into jazz?

In my youth, I listened to pop and rock songs. They were nice and simple, and often didn’t have more than 3-4 chords – that was enough for me then. Then one day, I heard…
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