Augmented Sixth Chords, As Digested By A Jazz Musician. Tonal Harmony Tutorial

Today we're going to talk about this chord: Nowadays we see this chord as a subV/V, but in the Classical period this chord was treated using a very different perspective. Composers back then, saw this chord as an augmented sixth chord. Watch the entire lesson here Although these two points of view are very... Continue Reading →

How to Analyze Jazz Standards. The Berklee Method – mDecks Music

Let me show how to analyze the jazz standard Recorda-Me. You can find the final analysis, along with 1300+ other jazz standards fully analyzed in The Jazz Standards Progressions Book by mDecks Music I'll show you the process we go through when we create an analysis of a jazz standard. The harmonic progression in... Continue Reading →

Pat Metheny on Piano. How to play, compose & sound like Pat Metheny on the piano. Piano Tutorial.

In this new series we will explore the Harmony and Voicings of Pat Metheny applied to the piano. These are intermediate to advanced piano lessons. So, join us and learn more about the harmonic techniques used by Metheny. One of the most iconic guitar player and composer of our time. We are back with... Continue Reading →

Target Notes Practice for Improvisation & Ear Training

One of the best ear training exercises you can do to learn jazz standards and improvisation is Target Notes. Imagine this melodic line over the progression: We could use our classification method to classify each note against their respective chord. But this would be a futile effort, since this line’s main purpose is to land on the b7 of the G7... Continue Reading →

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