Beyond Chords and Scales

Most aspiring, student jazz players are introduced to the blues scale, before moving on to Miles Davis’ modal masterpiece, “So What.” Beyond learning the two required scales for “So What,” these same students may have been exposed to other chord-scale relationships presented in a Jamey Aebersold play-a-long book & recording set. Still, there’s something missing. This workshop addresses the question, “What’s next?” MacDonald will dispel myths by demonstrating how to identify, practice and assimilate the musical vocabulary required to express oneself, using the jazz language.

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