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Augmented Chords and Harmonic Minor in Davy Mooney's "Wrinkles"

Augmented Chords and Harmonic Minor in Davy Mooney's "Wrinkles"

Jul 20 , 2015 | Posted by: Robert Sabin | 0 Comments

While playing through a tune for an upcoming tour (“Wrinkles” by guitarist Davy Mooney) I was really taken by a particular sequence of harmonies centering on a Gbma7#5 chord.  This ...

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Tips for The High School Jazz Audition

Tips for The High School Jazz Audition

May 30 , 2015 | Posted by: Robert Sabin | 0 Comments

 

For the last several years I have been asked to assist in the audition process for the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Jazz program.  I’ve seen hundreds of auditions and it’s striking how it’s a similar learning curve ...

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From the Richard Davis Foundation 2015 Conference in Madison WI

From the Richard Davis Foundation 2015 Conference in Madison WI

Apr 5 , 2015 | Posted by: Robert Sabin | 0 Comments

The best way to change your life is to find people who've already achieved what you want and then model their behavior.

A few months ago I approached Richard Davis and Catherine Harris who run the annual Richard Davis Foundation in Madison WI ...

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Really Feeling A Groove: Further Adventures in Awareness Exercises

Feb 26 , 2015 | Posted by: Robert Sabin | 0 Comments

What does it mean to feel a groove? Everyone has used that expression, but what is this experience?  To say we feel something refers to a physical sensation; whether it’s a groove or something emotional.  We don’t think we’re happy, ...

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@The Magic Shop with the NY Pops and Ronald McDonald House

Apr 30 , 2011 | Posted by: Robert Sabin | 10 Comments

I had a great experience yesterday working on a recording project at a studio called “The Magic Shop” here in NYC (http://www.magicshopny.com/).    It’s always a thrill as predominantly a jazz musician to step into an amazing ...

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New Site, Dissertation, Gigs!

Apr 16 , 2011 | Posted by: Robert Sabin | 8 Comments

I’m really excited to be coming back to the Jazz Gallery in May with the great Oliver Lake and his big band.  Oliver has an energy that is unmatched; it’s so great to be able to play with him.  The band has been together for several ...

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