WILL VINSON: Ask Me Anything! (Edge)

WILL VINSON: Ask Me Anything! (Edge)

Extract the goods from a true master musician & concise teacher

  • * What is your music education background?
  • * How to develop a strong time feel
  • * Which upper structures do you use for going out?
  • * If you could only impart one golden nugget, what would it be?
  • * When improvising across a tune is the key center of the tune part of your harmonic concept?
    Even as the changes may be taking you away from it?
  • * On Foot Tapping (or not)
  • * Do you keep a study journal to focus?
  • * Ever get lost and, if so, what do you do?
  • * How would you describe the concept & execution of jazz feel for an eighth-note line to a student?
  • * Do you still have a practice routine?
HUBERT NUSS: Messiaen Modes applied to Jazz Harmony (Edge)

HUBERT NUSS: Messiaen Modes applied to Jazz Harmony (Edge)

An Introduction to the harmonic colors of Olivier Messiaen

  • * ORIGINS AND BRIEF OVERVIEW: MODES I – VII
    The person / mathematics / nomenclature / the overtone series / tetrachords
  • * THE MAIN COLOR SOURCES
    Mode II, Mode III and „L’Accord sur la Dominante“ (chord on V)
    Basic chord rows and chord symbols
  • * MODE III
    Many ways of harmonic and linear orchestration / carnatic scales
  • * L’Accord sur la Dominante (chord on V), AD
    Colorful voicings / the modal principle
  • * Applying Ollie-Chords to Functional Harmony
    T and D / the double role of S / DD etc. / II V I
  • * OUTLOOK
    New colors by combining Mode III and AD with Bebop-Scales
DAYNA STEPHENS: Rearranging & Reharmonizing Standards (Edge)

DAYNA STEPHENS: Rearranging & Reharmonizing Standards (Edge)

An approach to personalizing melodies that speak to you

  • * Picking a good melody to harmonize
  • * Choosing what bass notes are best for that given melody as counterpoint
  • * Choosing which group of chords fits best to the counterpoint created
  • * Editing the final version making sure it doesn’t take away from the melody or flow of the song
  • * Exploring instrumentations that best fit the reharm
MARC COPLAND: Harmony, the Brain & the Body Vol. 1 (Edge)

MARC COPLAND: Harmony, the Brain & the Body Vol. 1 (Edge)

Why your ears are the master and music theory is the servant

  • * What is harmony anyway…
  • * What has been its function in jazz? Did it change at one point?
  • * How do we hear? How should we hear harmony?
  • * Inner voice movement & its effect on chords
  • * Training yourself to improvise harmony
  • * Why good harmony is like the “fish screensaver”
  • * What’s muscle got to do with it?