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Dynamic Duos Episode 29 ft. Jordan Pettay!

Dynamic Duos Episode 29 ft. Jordan Pettay!

Today I’m featuring the wonderful Alto Saxophonist Jordan Pettay! Jordan and I were classmates at Juilliard, and she’s played on a few of my gigs here and there over the years. When we got together to record this duet, I remembered that I first learned this tune to perform at a Juilliard Jazz camp we taught at together out in Ephraim, UT at Snow College! 

Major Key Arpeggio Workout for any Jazz Player!

This week I’m sharing a little exercise that I put together to practice all of the triads in a major key. Originally I wanted to find a way to play the “omnibus progression” on the trombone, but got distracted in the process and ended up with this major key exercise!  If you’re not familiar, you can check out the omnibus progression here, it’s pretty cool, if you’re into harmony 😃!


A few pointers: Go slow, and focus on accuracy over speed! Speed will come, but accuracy is more important. If you can’t play something clean, it will only get less and less intelligible as we speed it up! 


Next to the video you’ll find a link to a PDF of the exercise, or you can transcribe it yourself!


Feel free to be in touch with any comments or questions! I’d love to hear some of your versions! Post it online and tag me so I can see/hear 😃


See you all next time -