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By Alan Dworsky, Betsy Sansby

A musician's consultant to knowing and improvising with rhythm. This ebook is a street map to rhythm for any musician. It's for guitar avid gamers intrigued by means of the rhythms of worldwide song. It's for keyboard gamers who've studied scales and chords and now are looking to examine rhythm in a scientific manner. It's for drummers, bass avid gamers, and sax avid gamers who are looking to groove and solo with a deeper realizing of rhythmic constitution. no matter what your software, that allows you to play funkier and don't brain utilizing your head to do it, this publication is for you. This step- by-step complete direction comprises: enormous quantities of styles drawn from African and Afro-Cuban rhythms defined and arranged in accordance with their constructions; Rhythmic thoughts and methods you should use to create your individual styles; Bite-sized classes prepared so as of hassle; Easy-to-read charts that even non-musicians can less than- stand; A CD that creates a practical, three-d rhythmic context that you should perform in; routines to augment your below- status and assist you construct on what you're studying; and a bankruptcy on rhythm walking--a enjoyable approach to create rhythms together with your entire physique when you stroll.

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31 The Dsus1'9 chord is from the Phrygian mode of the Bt major scale. A beautiful example of Phrygian harmony is the Etsus1'9 chord that Figure 3-48 The Rain"32 McCoy Tyner improvises over during the intro to John Coltrane's "After (figure 3-48). " Duke Ellington, Piano Reflections, Capitol, 1953. Actually, the key is Ft—but nobody wants to think in a key with six flats and one double flat. Herbie Hancock, Maiden Voyage, Blue Note, 1965. John Coltrane, Impressions, MCA/Impulse, 1962. John Coltrane, Crescent, MCA/Impulse, 1964.

The 4th on a major 7th chord is often played as a deliberate dissonance, usually resolving to the 3rd just below. The first note in the ninth bar of Victor Young's "Stella By Starlight" is Ek the 4th of a Bl>A chord, an "avoid" note. Play figure 3-10, and you'll hear this starkly dissonant Et, the 4th, resolve immediately to D, the major 3rd of BtA. If you're playing an "outside," or free piece, or one where there is a long section of a major chord, the 4th might just be the most interesting note you could play.

25 So far we've covered all of the major scale modes but only as a source of chords. We examined their chord tones only—roots, 3rds, 5ths, and Jths. In the next Chapter you'll examine all seven notes of each mode, and discover how you use the modes to improvise over chords. 22 Miles Davis, Milestones, Columbia, 1958. John Coltrane, Impressions, MCA/Impulse, 1961. The melody on the A section of "Impressions" is virtually identical to the "Pavanne" theme in the Second Movement of Morton Gould's "2nd American Symphonette," copyright 1938.

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