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I`m a semi-retired professional music arranger with over thirty five years in all phases of the commercial music production business. I can try to answer questions regarding music arranging, theory, orchestration , and/or composition for most acoustic ensembles .( jazz band or orchestral ) I can try to offer suggestions about studio music recording procedures and some basic MIDI applications , too. In the course of my career I`ve worked with such artists as Doc Severinsen and the old Tonight Show Band, Bill Watrous, Buddy Greco, John Gary, Mel Torme, Julius LaRosa, as well as the Pop programs of the Fort Worth, Dallas, North Carolina, and Houston Symphonies, as well as library music material for ABC, ESPN, and NFL Films.

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2016-01-08 blues scales:

Theres only the one blues scale that I know of ..and its the one I discussed earlier.  As I said the SAME SIIX TONES are useable in both modal settings/    The "rub" created in the major scale by the lowered

2016-01-08 blues scales:

Hi Hank :    The basic :blues scale"  i.e. I b!! IV (bV) V bVII = G Bb C Db D F    works in both major and minor blues situations ( usually in conjunction with Major  /Dominant  chord shapes in the major

2015-12-19 Can you use different modes in the same song?:

Hi Liam:    Depending on the type of music you're dealing with, you most certainly can switch from one modal set to another in a given piece's actually rather common. ( i.e. My Favorite things  -I

2015-10-12 Quality:

Hi James :    In short ..there's no objective criteria in any of the arts. Regardless of how much training or background you might  have, your reaction to a given creative endeavor will in the end

2015-07-24 Music Theory:

Hi Brooke :    Music theory is a study of all the materials that go into the construction of western music roughly from the time or Bach ( referred to as common practice ) up through present day. this


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