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Guide Tone VS Leading Tone

Hey Jazz Guy, Whats the difference between a guide tone and a leading tone? –Unguided Dear Unguided A LEADING TONE is a half-step away from the tonic note in any key. This is more of a classical music term. For example in C Major the leading tone is B. In A minor, the leading tone […]

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Hey Jazz Guy, How do you practice? There’s so much to learn I don’t even know where to start sometimes! Any tips/suggestions? — Stressing in Switzerland   This is a great and very important question, and there are many right answers. Here’s the system that I have found works for me. I organize my practicing […]

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Keys VS Modes

Hey Jazz Guy… What’s the difference between a diatonic key and a mode like super locrian or lydian?—Moded out in Manhattan Dear Moded:Great Question! This is where some of the terminology of music theory becomes confusing. So you’re not alone in trying to figure this out, to make it worse, many of these words are […]

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