Professor of Jazz Malcolm Edmonstone takes you on a journey into the world of Jazz Harmony. In this course we will investigate the building blocks: the major and the minor 2-5-1 cadences. We will also touch upon chord symbols, chord tone improvisation, tonal centre concept – all based in practice. This course will change the way you think about improvisation and make you a much more fluent improviser.
Concentrating on the cornerstone of jazz harmony, the 2-5-1 cadence in major and minor keys, this course will enable you to organise your thought processes as an improviser. Building on the techniques from Jazz Harmony I, here we add chord tone and language approaches to your improvisational toolkit. Suitable for all instruments, please ask for transposed example parts if required.
Pianist and professor Malcolm Edmonstone takes you on a magical mystery tour of the modes of the major scale system; organised here in a manner which makes both logical and musical sense, leading to a deeper understanding of each tonality and ultimately to a native concept of each sound.
A practical method of analysis for the chord sequences that make up the music of the Great American Songbook - jazz standards. Join Malcolm as he breaks down the sequences into key harmonic devices, and discover a whole new take on these old tunes. This method will have you learning tunes in a fraction of the time, and remembering them for good - no more fakebooks!
An opportunity here to add great colour and harmonic sophistication to your harmonic palate; not only are these chords in common circulation, there are many seemingly ordinary corners of sequences which, once correctly identified, will drastically benefit from a melodic minor solution. Join Malcolm Edmonstone on this rollercoaster ride through this crucial and exciting harmonic resource.