in the woodshed

been working on lots of new material and spending a lot of time working on my chops. lately, i’ve been working through various jazz standards and old faves from “the real book”, working on chord comping (2 or 3 note voicings FTW!), and broadening my melodic horizons. to that last point, for all the musicians in the audience, i’d heartily recommend “the thesaurus of scales and melodic patterns” by nicolas slonimsky. it’s absolutely loaded with short and effective melodic ideas/riffs that are easy to get in your head and under your fingers. absolutely worth checking out!

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