The road to launching Downbeat Academy

What was the result the last time you searched for something music education-related on the web? If you’re like me and my confidants, the results were...less than fruitful.

I transcribed. Now what?

If you’re like me, then there always seems to be a gap between the time you spend transcribing and your growth as an improviser.

How to shape your solos like Kurt Rosenwinkel

"Chords" is from Kurt Rosenwinkel's album The Remedy recorded live at the Village Vanguard in New York City. This solo encompasses a variety of pentatonic scale applications paired with modal and melodic pairings over the form.