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#TuesdayTip : Birth of The Cool

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May 26th marks a monumental day in Jazz history: The birthday of the coolest man in music, Miles Davis. As an in innovator in the truest sense, Davis' 1957 album Birth of The Cool led the musical countermovement to the highly technical genre of bebop, spurring into existence a new genre of jazz that would continually influence musicians throughout the following decades.


This week's #TuesdayTip is for all the jazzers out there who know that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery; we've compiled some transcriptions of some of Miles' most famous solos for you to learn and apply to your own jamming and improvisation. Whether you're a woodwind, brass, string, or percussion player, everybody's playing can learn from the stylings of this jazz legend.

#ClaudLakeyProTip : Don't forget to transpose the licks you like into all 12 keys!

Mile's solo on "So What" from his Kind of Blue album

Miles' "Freddie Freeloader" solo

Happy Birthday, Miles, and thanks for everything.




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