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Exercises and Listening

This video reviews the section on chord theory and indicates which are the important parts for you to consider working on. It also includes some suggestion for viewing and listening. …

Playing “Entering” solo

I illustrate triads over unrelated roots by playing and improvising solo over Jan Garbarek’s tune “Entering”. You can download the chart for “Entering” in PDF format at the bottom of …

Triads over unrelated roots

We have a first look at the advanced topic of playing triads over unrelated roots. You can download the charts for “How Deep Is The Ocean” and “Lament (first four …

Bitonality with sevenths

We investigate putting major or minor triads over our basic seventh chords. You can download the chart for “Bitonality with sevenths” in PDF format at the bottom of this step.

Bitonality with major sevenths

We investigate putting major or minor triads over our basic major seventh chords. You can download the chart for “Bitonality with major sevenths” in PDF format at the bottom of …

Thinner Voicings

We present some examples of thinner voicings, where the voicings typically use fewer notes. In particular, we consider “guide tones” which just consists of playing the third and seventh of …

Reinterpretation of chords

We illustrate how the same voicing can have a different interpretation. You can download the chart for “Reinterpretation of Chord Voicings” in PDF format at the bottom of this step.

Review of Chords II

This is the second part of a review of the chords we have met to date. You can download the chart for “Review of Chords II” in PDF format at …

Review of Chords I

This is the first part of a review of the chords we have met to date. You can download the chart for “Review of Chords I” in PDF format at …