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Composing Blues for Jazz Performance with John Stein
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Composing Blues for Jazz Performance with John Stein

Sunday, May 26, 2013 11:00a
The JazzSchool Berkeley, CA

The Blues underlies much popular music and is a foundational skill for jazz musicians. The form provides an endlessly fascinating vehicle for improvisation and can be approached stylistically in many ways.
In this workshop, students investigate the functional areas in the blues form, examine the harmonic structure of a 3-chord blues, add jazz chords to create a more sophisticated harmonic structure, consider minor key blues concepts, experiment with the blues form by extending the number of measures,
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John Stein
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b. c.1890, prob. New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. unknown date. A drummer, Stein formed a band in New Orleans to play the newly emerging music known as jazz. This was at the Pup Café, Stein’s first and only professional engagement in the city....
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The JazzSchool
2087 Addison St.
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 845-5373
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