Spring semester is underway, the weather in South Florida is beautiful, and as always there is a lot going on in the South Florida music community and everyone is too busy to get outside and enjoy it!
Welcome to those applying to Frost and good luck with your auditions. Please visit the Frost Jazz Sax facebook page for a peek at the accomplishments of our graduates.
The Miami Saxophone Quartet will be making a weekend trip the Brigham Young University Idaho where we will be doing a concert, clinic, and performing with the excellent resident sax quartet “Four.” We are honored to have participated in their latest joint recording project with partner sax quartets from around the world.
Please check out the the SFJO’s wonderful new release of the music of Gary Lindsay, “Are We Still Dreaming”. I’m supremely honored to be performing on this recording alongside so many gifted musicians. Gary’s music is beautiful, unique, and eminently satisfying on every level. This recording is long overdue.
Older links (these will take a while to load – be patient!:
Upper Structures: The Unifying Element Between Chords, Scales, and the Melodic Line:
Some of the grand questions we attempted to answer:
Is there any logic behind all these scales, chords, and names?
We talk about modes, but what does “modal” mean?
If there is just a mode name how do I know what chord to play?
How is it voiced to get the right sound?
Are there any principles that tie all this chord scale theory
We need to hear it – but what is “it”?
Are there any shortcuts?
What can we learn from completely intuitive “ear” players?
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