Practice Pieces

Download BlueBossa.pdf

Guide Tones and Walking Bass Lines, O My! Such an excellent practice piece for moving the bass note around on a great Bossa standard. Prelude to Blue Bossa in Eighth Notes, which will be about 39 pages long after transcription!

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Posted 6/21/07



Download BbBlues.pdf

The beauty of this piece is not only a workout for lead development, but a bluesy test for comping skills as well.

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Posted 3/29/07 ~ Revised 6/22/07



Download MajorMinor.pdf

Sweet and surprisingly subtle moves that achieve with ease. You know the possibilities are limitless if such a pleasing result can come from 4 simple chord changes.

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Posted 3/15/07



Download InThePocket.pdf

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Posted 3/08/07

The emphasis of these two Studies In Swing is to acquaint you with the "pocket" and the feel of that thing called swing. Emily plays them with affection and not only shows you how to lay back, but how to really lay back....



Download LaidBack.pdf

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Posted 3/08/07 ~ Revised 3/15/07