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The ear can be trained to hear: Example 7 Every melodic fragment has its Inner Guide Tone melody. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

The only way to achieve a more sophisticated level of improvising is to change the way you hear. You’ll therefore be twice as relaxed, have twice as much time to conceive ideas and double your technical facility. No, create an account now. All my writings are derived from my investigations into galpsr rapidly vanishing and most valuable resource.

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The balance between these elements is a matter of personal taste and style. Rhythm pyramids can be created in almost limitless configurations. Hal is from the generation slightly ahead of mine having done his early apprenticeship years in the 60s, when there were few jazz books or courses to take part in. One evening a blue-haired old lady came up to the piano and started talking to me while I was in the middle of a solo portion of some tune.

But they could show you how to play by hearing them night after night, playing it right, so you could hear it and through the process of trial and error, eventually emulate their playing. They’d think he’d dropped a couple of bars, and like any good accompanist, would go with him.


Apply the process to the other three Melodic Inversions. Longo clarifies Dizzy’s statement: They hear it pale as: This is the true melody.

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By this time you should have noticed that we didn’t select enough basic chord-tones from each chord to create a consecutive 8th note line. Transpose these exercises into all twelve keys. That shows that the Target Note is not in your ear as a place to go toward. The chapter illustrates the almost infinite ways that chord tones can be synchronized with the strong beats of the bar to clearly “spell” out chord changes.

John Kuzmich and others. As a superimposed chord it could be mktion the third of an A triad. What remains to be developed is the ability to concentrate in a continuos uninterrupted flow.

One might argue that it was the very lack of this information that created the strong identifying stylistic characteristics of the early generations of jazz musicians.

Most students give primary consideration the external, technical and mechanical aspects of study: Then you put your notes to that. The book looks more like a handout from a university professor than anything else. Appoggiaturas can be simple or complex. The notes go by too fast. Example 18 Most exercise books print their exercises in the manner above, without FM. Although they tend to spell out the chords with a little motiob accuracy than 7 and 8-note scales, they can be superimposed over the changes with much more freedom.


Superimposition is the path to musical freedom and the precepts of FM can be applied to all superimposed musical ideas. It was a rhythmic innovation. Not only do the notes have to be in FM but the phrasing as well. Everyone has an upper limit of hearing speed that they work on extending over the years. Succinctly, that is the point of this book.

I found numerous important ideas some new, some familiar that coalesced to give me a different approach to improv. This is already influencing how I think, listen and play There are only three pickups.

The following ones are for chords that last for a bar each and use two groupings from each pentatonic scale. The methodology you develop to learn how to play will eventually have a direct influence on your style of playing, your individual voice.

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There are concrete reasons why some music sounds better than others. The synchronization of arpeggiated chord tones with resolution beats galoer easier to accomplish than with scalar lines. Students will be able to hear and play along with the written examples.

Playing the V 7 while the II-7 change is occurring spells out the V7 ahead of time.