please,albertan,i've been a member of this site for quite a while(almost a year) but i've not perused your section and i know from a few things i downloaded that you're a don.this is the important part:
i joined a jazz band as the keyboard player- my friend's the sax player,i've become friends with all the other guys and these guys are sick.the thing is,there's a song we're working on and i got the syncopations right and the rhythm.but somewhere along it,it comes to individual expressions(improvisations).it moves from b flat major to b flat minor and the improvisation is along fm - ab -bb.
in simpler terms,what options do i have in improvising over fm - ab - bb in 12/4 pattern and i need it by tomorrow cos we're doing the song somewhere by friday!!!
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