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  1. Oct 2019
  2. Oct 2018
  3. Jul 2017
    1. The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s is billed as the “first major museum exhibition to focus on American taste in design during the exhilarating years of the 1920s.”

      Would love to see this!

  4. Jun 2017
  5. Feb 2017
  6. Jan 2016
    1. The simplest way is to just have the melody played down the octave. This gives you a strong sound. It’s not the most interesting, but it works

      Baritone sax

    2. Notice that the interval between the top two voices is always a 3rd or 4th. This is ideal and correct for the traditional style. It is possible to have a major 2nd in this range but I try to avoid it; in the next octave up it may even sound like a mistake. A minor second should be totally avoided if you are going for a traditional sound
    3. This is where you maintain the shape of the chord (same interval structure) and move it under the melody

      Technique called "Planing"

    4. It is handy to think of the 9th as replacing the tonic.
    5. There is another option to consider when harmonizing the tonic chords. If you wish to create a really traditional sound, a la Glenn Miller, then use 6th chords instead of major 7th chords
    6. There are a few ways to harmonize this F, but the most common method (and my default) is to use a ‘passing diminished.’