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In this case, you might use the G real melodic minor over any A7 you’d encounter. This guy was born in England in emigrated jjazz Canada and thaught at the Royal Conservatory of Toronto and wrote theory books. In the improviser’s point of view, those quick to cook and to throw around Mcnuggets can be quite usefull.

This is certainly true of late swing and be-bop. It all comes out in composition and improvisation. I can’t recommend this book enough!

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M Max Output Level: D7 alt you play an Eb melodic minor ascending scale. I’m looking at the article, and I have to say that the whole “Steely Dan invented a new chord” thing is an incredible fallacy! Yeah, names are all arbitrary Oh boy, NOW you’ve opened a can of worms! So I was stuck having to write a classical harmonization, you know without parallel 5ths and 8ves, which I hadn’t done for years and didn’t quite remember how.

Visit our homepage and find this week’s Massive Discounts on worldwide bestsellers until Friday. Mark Levine does an harmonic analysis of the song “Just Friends”. View More Photo Galleries. Performance Ear Training Donovan Mixon. I must say I didn’t expect this to get so much attention.


The F7 to my knowledge is a re-harm; I’ve always seen just a simple altered minor ii-V7 to take you back to the Dmin: Jazz Drumming Billy Hart.

Didn’t realize it was so well documented. IMHO, scales are all but useless once a thorough understanding of harmony and one’s own instrument is developed. If you look closely, this trick covers all of the alterations. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions I like to call it mixolydian b6 or Aeolian dominant. My follow-up post was silly. I find it unfortunate though that the nomenclature of these modes the ascending minor melodic scale modes is not quite “established” yet and this can lead to confusion.

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Another Jazz Theory Book Purchased this week: I would most probably choose to play an F natural over the Emin7. Over the years, this book has proven equally useful for students from all backgrounds – self-taught, classically trained, or working professionals.

Again, the dorian scale is suggested on the Emin7. That’s why I very much enjoy making a living playing music written largely by dead European men. The way it went was just so limpid if I can be allowed to use the word “limpid” after this horribly long winded post: Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely jafff for kids, photography lovers and more.

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I used to be heavily into theory, then I got away from it for awhile, letting the years of previous explorations sink into my psyche. It’s actually one of my greatest self-criticisms: Feel free to recommend similar pieces if you liked this piece, or alternatives if you didn’t.


I just re-read some of the preceding — I hope I didn’t offend you. There is no mention that since the progression is actually a i to iv movement in Cmin maybe that Aeolian natural minor scale would also be appropriate.

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Close X Music Lists. He would make you play all of the voicings on the piano something I recommend and then yell at you the next day when you still didn’t quite grasp the complicated concepts you were playing something I don’t recommend!

Never seen this trick in any jafff though. I always want to avoid commenting on these theoretical threads even though I failed miserably on this occasion! And sometimes it might not even be that, given the context of our discussion here.

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Found it in a used book store. Use it all the time. I’m reminded of the old children’s banana peel joke which always comes up with young’uns interested in music theory: And, you’re a totally cool jazz-cat!

I want to comment more, but I am late andj work already!

All of this being said, I still consider Mark Levine’s book to be a very good one.