This masterclass examines and explores the contemporary harmony found in the John Coltrane composition “Naima”. Naima presents many harmonic situations that influence composers and improvisors to this day, and this class digs deep into how to approach these modern sounds as an improvisor and how to develop one’s ears to recognize these vital harmonic sounds.

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“Naima” – Exploring Modern Dominant 7’s 01:05:00

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    Really interisting and complete approach of the B part !I like the artistic way sheryll illustrates dominant seven extensions. The A part is a little less complete, for exemple the third measure of the A could me more detailled. More Pdf would be welcome too ! But i really liked this class anyway!

    ~ laurent GILHODES (February 20, 2017)

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    Amazing class. Fantastic class. She synthesizes technical knowledge with artistic expression seamlessly and gives insight into how to interpret a song from the composers’ point of view as well as you will find it anywhere. I have been playing this song for years, but now I think I will be PLAYING it.

    ~ James S. (September 26, 2016)

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