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D C DowDell
Works at A Passion for Jazz! Music Studios
Attended University of California, Los Angeles
Lives in San Diego
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A #Jazz Diet will make you hipper, thinner, taller, smarter, richer, happier & more attractive to members of both sexes. ♪♫
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" #Music must be an innovation." - Les Baxter #jazz
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"Risk is at the heart of #Jazz #music . Every note we play is a risk." - Steve Lacy
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"I love to hear the note sing." - Joe Sample
#jazz #piano #music ♪♫
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" #Jazz is the continual pulsation of the now."
- Pat Martino  #guitar #music ♪♫
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Add/Update a #Jazz #Festival (free) to the AP4J Festival Guide:
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♪♫ The Grand Staff ♪♫
Treble Clef • Alto Clef • Tenor Clef • Bass Clef
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Treble, alto, tenor & bass staffs
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♪♫ Happy B-day Fats ♪♫

"You get that right tickin' rhythm, man & its ON!"
- Fats Waller #jazz #music
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"If #music is sound & came from silence, then silence is potentially greater than sound." - Keith Jarrett #jazz
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Just remember to make the best #music you have the ability to make. If you do that, you are a successful musician. #jazz ♪♫
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As #Jazz evolved, the ‪#‎music‬ genre split into over 2 dozen distinct styles. ♪♫
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Jazz styles and origins: Classic Jazz, Bebop, Ragtime, Hot, Cool, Swing, Vocalese and Mainstream
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 ♪♫ Happy B-day Woody ♪♫

"I'm going to be on the road for the rest of my life."
- Woody Herman #jazz #music
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Pianist & Educator
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I can play the minute waltz in 57 seconds.
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  • A Passion for Jazz! Music Studios
    Professor of Music, present
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A Passion for Jazz! Music Studios 2040 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA, USA 92101
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Introduction
 D C DowDell is a dynamic Jazz pianist/composer available for private Jazz piano lessons, workshops and clinics, recording and live performance with his Jazz ensemble or as a solo artist. D C has appeared with Bobby Vinton, Marilyn McCoo and Rosemary Clooney just to name a few. 

 Influenced by Jazz greats such as Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, Kenny Baron and Herbie Hancock, D C's style and piano technique blends the fine inner voicings of modal with the highly energetic impressions of the avante garde.
 

 D C's passion for Jazz has also led to composing and arranging charts for top vocalists, solo instrumental artists and orchestra with influences from Gil Evans, Bob Florence and George Russell. 

 Born in Southern California, D C DowDell studied Music Education at UCLA and earned Masters of Music Composition at UNT. 

 D C DowDell currently lives in San Diego, California where he appears locally with Jazz ensemble and teaches Jazz theory and composition at A Passion for Jazz! music studios. 
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Throughout my life I've successfully maintained an insatiable quest for mindless self-indulgence.
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  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of North Texas
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Jazz Chord Theory
www.apassion4jazz.net

Chart of Jazz chord functions and theory.

Jazz Improvisation Methods
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Jazz theory of improvising over melody, harmony and motive.

History of the Sax
www.apassion4jazz.net

History of the sax: Adolphe Sax and his saxophone.

Jazz Turnaround
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Chord turnaround used in Jazz and Blues.

Jazz Harmony
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Jazz harmony formed from the major and minor scales.

Jazz Seventh Chords
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Jazz seventh chord construction.

Key Transposition Chart
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Chart for instrument key transposition.

How to Sing the Blues
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Some pointers for singing the blues.

New Orleans Jazz Festival
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New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival history and line-up.

Jazz Modes Chart
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Modes used in Jazz soloing and improvisation.

Yogi Berra on Jazz
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Yogi Berra explains Jazz music

Music Manuscript Staff Paper
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Free music staff paper: piano, organ, guitar & bass tab, jazz band, orchestra.

Jazz Improvisation Soloing Scales & Chords
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Soloing scales for chords used in Jazz improvisation.

Public Domain
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When music becomes public domain, free from copyright

Music Book for sale - ''Basic Musicianship''
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Introduction to the Language of Music for piano, vocalists and composers. From beginning levels to Jazz theory studies, including scales, ch

Jazz Voice Teacher - San Diego
www.apassion4jazz.net

Jazz voice coach D C DowDell in San Diego, California

How to Play Jazz Sax
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Some pointers for playing Jazz sax.

Pat Metheny speaks on Jazz
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Pat Metheny's keynote address at IAJE in 2001.

A Passion for Jazz! Music History and Education
www.apassion4jazz.net

History of Jazz music origins, styles and musicians featuring timeline, photos, festivals, glossary, guitar & piano chords, scales & online

Jazz Posters
www.apassion4jazz.net

Jazz Posters, Photos & Art Prints, custom framing & mounting

Expert work and friendly service. Don't take your horns anywhere else!
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