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“Equinox” was written by the great tenor saxophonist John Coltrane. It was recorded on his 1964 hit record “Coltrane’s Sound”. Coltrane’s wife, Naima, named this tune. Equinox is a 12 bar minor blues in the key of C#m. Trane’s approach to this blues reflects the musical path he was pioneering during the release of this record. Be sure to learn the intro line as it is important to the piece. The comping hits are important to learn as well as they are played throughout the duration of the tune. The rhythms have been notated on the chord charts below.

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Brent Vaartstra
Brent Vaartstra is a professional jazz guitarist and educator living in New York City. He is the head blogger and podcast host for which he owns and operates. He actively performs around the New York metropolitan area and is the author of the Hal Leonard publication "Visual Improvisation for Jazz Guitar." He's also the host of the music entrepreneurship podcast "Passive Income Musician."



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