Tag: cultural influence

  • How to Use a Jazz Turnaround in Your Pop or Folk Song

    How to Use a Jazz Turnaround in Your Pop or Folk Song

    Borrowing a nifty couple of chord changes from the jazz world can really elevate your songwriting, no matter the genre or style.

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  • What the Heck Is a Bouzouki?

    What the Heck Is a Bouzouki?

    A few years ago when I was on tour more often, I used to stay at a friend’s place in Boston every time we rolled through. Across the street there lived a friendly, half-senile old Greek gentleman. He’d be so excited when we arrive — running out of his house offering shots of ouzo and […]

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