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About blakehandler

BLAKE was a Microsoft MVP and award winning programmer with over 20+ years experience providing complete Windows and networking support for small to medium sized businesses. BLAKE is also Jazz Musician and Instructor for residential clients on the Los Angeles West Side.

DOMINATE 7 CHORDS: Which Scales Go with Which Chords?

This is the fifth in a series of articles entitled “Which Scales Go with Which Chords?” covering the Dominate 7 Chords. When improvising, it’s important to know which scale(s) to use.  Traditional Harmony usually has one scale for the entire … Continue reading

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MINOR MAJOR 7 CHORDS: Which Scales Go with Which Chords?

This is the fourth in a series of articles entitled “Which Scales Go with Which Chords?” covering the Minor ∆7 Chords. When improvising, it’s important to know which scale(s) to use.  Traditional music usually has one scale for the entire … Continue reading

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MINOR 7 CHORDS: Which Scales Go with Which Chords?

This is the third in a series of articles entitled “Which Scales Go with Which Chords?” covering the Minor 7 Chords. When improvising, it’s important to know which scale(s) to use.  Traditional music usually has one scale for the entire … Continue reading

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MAJOR 7 ALTERED CHORDS: Which Scales Go with Which Chords?

This is the second in a series of articles entitled “Which Scales Go with Which Chords?” covering the Major 7 (-5) and Major 7 (+5) Chords. When improvising, it’s important to know which scale(s) to use.  Traditional music usually has … Continue reading

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MAJOR 7 CHORDS: Which Scales Go with Which Chords?

This is the first in a series of articles entitled “Which Scales Go with Which Chords?” When improvising, it’s important to know which scale(s) to use.  Traditional music usually has one scale for the entire song (or section). When the … Continue reading

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SCIENCE: Harmonics – you can’t fight Mother Nature

When ancient man struck a hollow-log with a stick they discovered certain parts of the hollow-log hurt their hands (and made a “thud” sound). They also discovered other parts of the log were louder, had a more resonant sound AND … Continue reading

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DEFINE: Western versus Eastern Thinking

Two people walk into a museum room and comment on the tile on the wall. Person from the West: “Hey look, that tile is broken!” Person from the East: “No, that’s beautiful – it’s Art!” Person from the West: “Oh … Continue reading

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DEFINE: Art Versus Science

ART = Art is the field of “creation” and “searching” SCIENCE = Science is the field of “recreation” and “researching” The whole point of recreating a scientific experiment is to always get the same result. If you receive a different … Continue reading

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JAZZ 101: A New Fork in the “Road to Know Where”

Welcome to a new direction for the “Road to Know Where”. My pursuit of documenting the ongoing nooks & crannies of Microsoft’s Windows and Office has taken a back-seat to my other passion: Musical Improvisation and Jazz Harmony. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Microsoft Releases Bing Desktop Beta

While not as cool as “Bing Automatic”, Microsoft’s Bing Desktop delivers the beauty of the Bing homepage to your Windows desktop each day. Plus, get easy access to the Bing search box right from your desktop. Turn your searching into … Continue reading

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