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Voices in Jazz Improv by FMC Teacher Mark K.

“Jazz improvisation is exactly like speaking,” notes jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. This is a compelling statement on a few different levels. First it’s important to explore the parallels between speaking words and playing notes. Structurally the two are quite similar.

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Is Perfection Our Goal? What Defines Mastery?

Mastery. Perfection. Comprehension. How do these words define our knowledge of our instruments? A study piece? A recital piece? A contest or festival piece? Music in general? It’s a matter of hot debate, but one thing is for certain. We must have

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