Exploring Modern Ideas for Standards: Pt. 2

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In this advanced class, John illustrates using harmonic and melodic minor substitutions to build new solo lines over major, dominant and minor chords.

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Description

Get an insider’s view on John Stowell’s style of teaching and playing, approaching guitar chords pianistically, developing arrangements of familiar tunes that create new challenges (modulations, odd meters), use of open string voicings and voice leading in comping.

Sub-topics:

  • Modulations as part of an arrangement of a familiar standard
  • Odd meter interpretations of standards
  • Melodic minor mode applications to introduce tensions over dominant chords

Expected Outcome:

New ideas for soloing, adding new chords for comping and solo ideas, improving ability to internalize and memorize chord progressions.

Exploring Modern Ideas for Jazz Standards: Pt. 2 Class Content | John Stowell

In part 2 of this insider’s view on John Stowell’s style of teaching and playing, students get further ways of re-thinking how they approach jazz standards by changing meters, reharminizing, introducing tension through melodic minor modes.

3 Standards:

  • “All the Things You Are”
  • “Triste”
  • “Autumn Leaves”

Sub-topics:

  • Changing meters
  • Incorporating odd meters
  • Reharminizing a standard
  • Using the implied five
  • Working with melodic minor modes to introduce tension over the dominant

Expected Outcome:

Learn to apply new ideas for soloing, adding new chords for comping and solo ideas, improving ability to internalize and memorize chord progressions.

Class
1: Changing the Meter 00:06:04
2: Odd Meters 00:07:53
3: Reharminization 00:08:25
4: Implied Five 00:02:57
5: Melodic Minor Modes to Introduce Tension Over the Dominant 00:05:49
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Exploring Modern Ideas for Jazz Standards Pt. 2 Full Class + Download 00:31:07

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