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8 Tonic System for Improvisation

The 8 tonic system is an attempt to organize and simplify the methods that have been used to teach improvisors to use Hexatonic/Triad-Pairs in the …

8 Tonics- All major keys play-along in Eb

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What happened when Pauline got a job with Frank Zappa ...

Frank Zappa, we are told, wasn't interested in the higher echelons of society "but the screw-ups", so why was he so taken with Pauline Butcher? The strait-laced, plummy-sounding secretary was the experimental legend's personal assistant during his rise to the top of the freak heap with The Mothers …

Zit bacteria named for Frank Zappa

The late Frank Zappa is back for an encore, this time as a formerly pimple-causing bacterium that apparently has moved from human skin to the bark of grape vines.<p>Italian researchers named the new type of <i>P. acnes</i> after the genre bending and iconoclastic Zappa, whose surname in Italy also means …

Frank Zappa's '200 Motels' checking in at Disney Hall

At Wednesday's 10th birthday party for Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Los Angeles Philharmonic will perform the world premiere of Frank Zappa's "200 Motels." It's made up of 13 orchestral suites by the late L.A. rock star and composer, only parts of which surfaced in his 1971 "200 Motels" feature …

Flute

From the Observer archive, 22 October 1967: Frank Zappa pours scorn and satire on the beautiful people

The Mothers of Invention have a new LP called <i>Absolutely Free</i> (Verve VLP 9174). The music therein contains references to, or direct quotes from Ravel, Stravinsky, Debussy, Shostakovich, Varèse, Schoenberg, Mozart, the Supremes, Elvis Presley and every hated musical cliche since Claudia Agrippina …

Frank Zappa, his groupies and me

One single incident serves as a perfect illustration of just what an extraordinarily unusual and charismatic person the US musician Frank Zappa, who died in 1993, must have been. In 1968, a year that saw the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy, a man turned up on the doorstep at …

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Buy & Sell Music Gear Online

Reverb.com is the marketplace for musicians to buy and sell used, vintage, and new music gear online. Welcome to the world’s largest music gear …

New Music

First Listen: Thelonious Monk, 'Paris 1969'

In the early summer of 1954, Thelonious Monk traveled to Europe for the first time and played the Paris Jazz Festival. He was assigned a local rhythm section which was probably unfamiliar with his music; he was booked into the Salle Pleyel, an enormous 3,000-seat concert hall; he had almost no …

Twang 101: Travis Picking Essentials

<b>Chops:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Theory:</b> Beginner <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Understand the basic elements of Travis picking.<br>• Develop several alternating bass patterns.<br>• …