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Jazz Improvisation – Guide Tones

Align:start hi guys so in this video I wanted to hi guys so in this video I wanted to hi guys so in this video I wanted to discuss guide tones and why they’re discuss guide tones and why they’re discuss guide tones and why they’re important now a guide tone is the 3rd important now a guide tone is the 3rd important now a guide tone is the 3rd and the 7th of any chord or the court and the 7th of any chord or the court and the 7th of any chord or the court that you currently on on a given song or that you currently on on a given song or that you currently on on a given song or chord progression so for example if chord progression so for example if chord progression so for example if you’re on the chord C major 7 your guide you’re on the chord C major 7 your guide you’re on the chord C maj...

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Modern Jazz – Tonal vs Modal Harmony

Hi guys, So, I thought I’d make a series of lessons about Modern Jazz Theory. Now Modern Jazz Theory can be described as the gradual rejection and reshaping of traditional music theory. So, in these videos I’m going to go through how Jazz moved away from your more traditional music theory towards more exotic and avant-garde music theory. So, essentially, how Jazz moved from Tonality, which is the more traditional Jazz, into Modality, which is Modal Jazz, and then all the way through into atonality, which is more your Free Jazz. And just as a pedantic aside, Free Jazz is not necessarily atonal, but rather this is just a broad generalization of a general trend of Jazz moving away from tonality into atonality, as it moves towards Free Jazz...

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