[Dixielandjazz] Riffs and Phrases

James Kashishian kash at ran.es
Wed Mar 17 19:54:20 PST 2004

At 10:15 PM 3/16/2004 -0500, Ron L'Herault wrote:
>Dixieland is not really made that way.  You have to create your own

Then Sheik wrote:
I have to disagree with Ron. Dixieland has a lot of "stock" riffs and
phrases, intros and endings that constitute a sub-set of the musical
language we use to communicate, 

And, now it's my turn.......
Both, of course, are correct.  It is important to use your "own stuff",
but the riffs & phrases are all there to be used, also.  What I wouldn't
like to do is try to READ those things from a book.
I would suggest to the person that originally asked if there were phrase
books around that listening & actually gigging is the best way.....the
only way...to get it right!


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