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December Study Guide -Christmas Time Is Here & The 13(#11,9)

  • Video lessons and pdfs
  • Available for free for all of December
  • Analysis of the famous jazz standard, Christmas Time Is Here
  • Breakdown of the melodic triads in the tune to use for improvising around the melody
  • Multiple etudes for help with improvising and comping
  • A look at how to approach a 13(#11,9) chord using melodic triads - voicings and melodic sounds.
  • Bonus "advanced" lessons on developing pentatonic and triad pair ideas using melodic triads for this month's dominant tonality

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