Jamey Aebersold came to Indiana University Southeast to treat the music students and faculty to a miniature clinic over the lunchtime hour. This event was free, and open to the whole campus. For my part, I told everyone I knew on campus that they should come. And they did. Both of them. Even though the
Author Archives: Patrick Fanning
Playing music is a skill and an art. Practicing music is also a skill and an art. Practicing is so important because it affects almost every aspect of one’s musical study and performance. No matter what teachers you have, which albums you listen to, or which books you read, practicing is on you. Now,
The Lobster Theory is Greg Fishman’s latest book, using eighteen of his greatest analogies to describe different elements of jazz music theory. The illustrations are done by notable artist Mick Stevens, who has been an illustrator for the New Yorker for over thirty years. As Greg Fishman says, Many of the analogies are lighthearted and
50 years ago jazz education was practically unknown. Jazz musicians were often reluctant to pass on or giveout information on how they were able to play the way they did. I think some were afraid if they verbalized theirplaying, they might dilute their font of inspiration or lose a part of their musical self.
Now, you might be asking yourself, “What is R.E.D. on Jazz?” If my title got you this far, it has indeed done it’s good work. R.E.D. is an acronym I created, it stands for Really Excellent Dissertation. Many people may think of a dissertation as a thesis written for a doctorate program. Which, of course,