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Jazz question - approaching chromatic changes

Discussion in 'Jazz Technique [DB]' started by Justin K-ski, Jan 3, 2006.


  1. Justin K-ski

    Justin K-ski Supporting Member

    May 13, 2005
    Hey guys,

    I'm working on the Monk tune epistrophy now and the shifting 1/2 step changes are breaking my b.....brain.

    How do you guys approach situations where 2 chords with almost no common tones, in both walking and soloing. It's a little easier walking, but when I try to make a coherent, melodic phrase I get a little jumbled. The changes I'm using, just with the 1st 8 as an example are

    l C#7 D7 l C#7 D7 l etc ll

    Tri-toning one of the chords for l G7 D7 l or l C#7 G#7 l is nice but it sounds old after a while.

    Any other ideas? The obvious answer is just to practice the scales and I already know that.
     
  2. Sam Sherry

    Sam Sherry Inadvertent Microtonalist Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2001
    Portland, ME
    Euphonic Audio "Player"
    A swell topic which got some air-time in this thread a few years ago.