The Jazz Standards Progressions Book in 18 Volumes (PDF & Paperback)

Every Jazz Musician knows what a Fake-book is. We've all played songs based on lead-sheets, where the chords are just an approximation of what really is going on in the song's progression. Although Jazz harmony is very similar to Traditional┬áTonal Harmony, it is also packed with functions borrowed from modes other than the standard source... Continue Reading →

Audio-Sync in Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro 7.5

Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro 7.5 can now sync audio tracks with harmonic progressions. This new feature is great for developing a better understanding of tonal harmony while listening to real-life examples from the masters performed by great musicians.   Troubleshooting iTunes Tracks Some files are not allowed in Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro. These are DRM... Continue Reading →

Lush Life – Full Harmonic Analysis

Here's a song by Billy Strayhorn that I've always loved and never fully analyzed until writing The Jazz Standards Progressions Book. I've been fascinated by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn compositions since the first time I heard an Ellington album, about thirty years ago. Since then I greatly enjoyed their rich harmonies, rhythmic vocabulary and... Continue Reading →

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