Take 10: We’re Celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month With a New Jazz Sheet Music Value

Did you know that April is Smithsonian’s Jazz Appreciation Month? Jazz often is called America’s classical music. Whether swing, bop, ragtime, scat,  soul or funk, the genre’s imprint is evident in nearly every modern musical form. One of the most important aspects to playing and performing jazz music is improvisation, or spontaneously creating a melody over a set harmony. As Duke Ellington famously said, “You’ve got to find some way of saying it without saying it.” Listening to and learning to play jazz standards is fundamental for anyone looking to hone his or her jazz improv skills. To celebrate the art of jazz, and help you learn to play, we’ve
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