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Feature Article

Two Octave Natural Minor Scales and Arpeggios

By Richard Human, Jr. • June 14, 2022

After the major scales and arpeggios, the natural minor scales and arpeggios, or Aeolian mode, are the second-most used scales and chords in Western classical music, jazz, and rock. If you have memorized your major scales and arpeggios and know their key signatures, then you already know the natural minor scales and arpeggios!

Recent Reviews


Novita: A Review

Novita: A Review

By Brad Edwards • August 10, 2022 in Literature
"Novita" ("girlfriend" in Spanish) is a pleasant bossa nova that could serve as an interlude or encore piece in a recital program. A pianist with some jazz experience would be a good choice but not a necessary one.


Beyond the End of the Century: A Review

Beyond the End of the Century: A Review

By Tom Lukowicz • July 11, 2022 in Recordings
Beyond the End of the Century" on Summit Records was originally released in 1998 as "At the End of the Century" by the International Trombone Association. The ITA commissioned this project specifically for Alessi to showcase new compositions.


Dental Suite: A Review

Dental Suite: A Review

By Peter Fielding • June 15, 2022 in Literature
These etudes are of value for those seeking repertoire for the developing musician that differs from introductory overtone, flexibility, and slide position technical exercises ubiquitous of trombonist-authored treatises