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I Am Teaching Myself to Play Jazz

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    I am stalled on learning Giant Steps. When I improv, all my turnarounds (ii-V-Is) sound like final cadences.  The B part of the tune sounds like it's always ending. Very monotonous. So that's my plateau as of the moment.
    maninthemacintosh maninthemacintosh 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 21, 2007

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