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Using his unique approach, Steve Giordano has developed a vast library of lessons. Students get unlimited access to interactive lessons: from fundamental to highly advanced concepts of jazz. No time wasted on things you don’t need. Enjoy the convenience of lessons at your discretion and pace with one of the jazz greats.
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Philadelphia jazz guitarist Steve Giordano is a world-renowned master of his craft. Navigating effortlessly and creatively though the traditional sub-genres of jazz, it is obvious to the sensitive and critical listener that Giordano’s improvisations are drawing inspiration from obscure and eclectic sources that exist beyond the boundaries of the jazz aficionado’s record collection. Steve defies expectations by masterfully weaving fragments of melodic dissonance and harmonic tension into standards that are often well over a half-century old.
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What You Will Learn
- A) making connections between tunes
- B) playing the melody with feeling and register experimenting
- C) Economical chord selection
- D) Memorization
- E) Improvisation influenced by melody
- F) Harmonic substitution
- G) Chord melody
- H) Arranging
II Diatonic Harmony with 12 Tone Harmonic Connection
- A) Secondary Dominants
- B) Two Families of Dominants
- C) Extracting 12 tone usage in diatonic environment
- D) The minor IV chord
- E) Expanding the diatonic chords
III Ear Development
- A) Mental manipulation
- B) The Guide Tone System
- C) The Importance of using voice
- D) Diatonic harmonic recognition
- E) Chord Type Recognition
- F) Hearing and Singing non chord tones
IV Diatonic Modality by Distance
- A) Modal Creation
- B) Modal arranging by color
- C) Distance Charts
V Practical Rhythmic Experimentation for Bands
- A) Double Time
- B) 3/4 into 4/4
- C) 6/8 into 4/4
- D) Half Time
VI Jazz for Beginners
- A) Pitch Matching
- B) Body Language
- C) Diatonic Control
- D) Beginner Forms
- E) The Importance of Scat Singing
- F) Recommended Tune List
- G) Basic Musical Theory for Jazz
VII Dealing with Difficult Harmonic Structures
- A) Symmetry
- B) Poly-Chords
- C) Non-Diatonic Relationships
- D) Modulation
VIII The Power of Influence
- A) Recording List
- B) Should I Transcribe?
- C) Diversity
- IX Space and how to use it
- A) Comping
- B) Soloing
- C) Dynamics