Matt Otto Music Blog

Matt Otto is a saxophonist currently based in Kansas City, but who has spent time in Japan, New York, and Los Angeles.  He also has a blog with some really nice online lessons dealing with different aspects of playing jazz.  Here is his latest, where he discusses a phrase from J.S. Bach’s Two-Part Invention #15 and learning to play it in all 12 keys.

Matt talks about not just learning the keys and intervalic relationships, but also emphasizes singing and ear training.  Be sure to go to his page on this lesson to download the pdf file of the Bach melody he’s working with.

Now to get my metronome out and start practicing in all 12 keys…

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