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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


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


Wherein Lies the Good: A Review

Wherein Lies the Good: A Review

By Ben Bruflat • June 01, 2022 in Recordings
Wherein Lies the Good is a fascinating experience and one that should be sought out by audiences of all backgrounds. The music transcends traditional boundaries and creates a welcoming atmosphere to experienced and casual listeners alike.