Archive for December, 2010

New for January 2011 at

December 30, 2010 Leave a comment

Greetings for the New Year,

Time constraints and other things created obstacles at the end of the year, therefore it was questionable if there would be occasion to choose and post new material.  There is no new video or audio this month.

But…. (like Ted),  never wanting to disappoint if it can be avoided, I was able to put together lessons and comping arrangements – lots of chord study type stuff .

Regarding the comping –  I chose Bluesette because it utilizes “Bass Enhanced Triad Voicings” . However, as Ted has gently implored on the sheet, you must know the original melody.   As an alternative for some, I have included Bye Bye Blackbird due a certain familiarity, and Watch What Happens.

I do hope you will find this useful and perhaps pleasurable.  Barbara



Chord Studies:

1. Contemporary Bass Enhanced Triads in ‘Expanded Diatonic’ Chord Progressions

2. Tri-Level Chords and their Progressions: A Beginning (for the lover of Harmony)


Watch What Happens – Key of D

Bye Bye Blackbird –  Eb

Bluesette –  Bb

Wishing everyone all the best in the coming year.

*Barbara Franklin *  Dan Sindel * Paul Vachon*

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Season’s Greetings

December 23, 2010 Leave a comment

May the spirit of this season remain in your heart long after the season has passed….

A joyous and peaceful holiday to everyone!  Barbara (and Ted)

(our only “Christmasy” photo)

Red is for brightness and cheer, green symbolizes the promise of new growth in the Spring.

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