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 →

100 Essential Jazz Standards

Since the release of┬áThe Jazz Standards Progressions Book where I analyzed 1000+ songs I have been asked many times for a list of essential jazz standards. I do not want to promote uniformity in repertoire nor do I believe in programatic lists. Jazz is a personal intuitive journey. What I do believe in is finding... Continue Reading →

Kotska’s Workbook Chapter 22 No. 1 in Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro, seen diatonically and functionally. MTHP visually reveals every function in tonal harmony.

Kotska's Workbook Chapter 22 No. 1 in Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro, seen diatonically and functionally. MTHP visually reveals every function in tonal harmony.#tonalharmony #ChordProgression #MusicEducation #TraditionalHarmony #Kostka https://t.co/6NtgaepthJ pic.twitter.com/HKFkoJ4LXE— mDecks Music (@mDecksMusic) May 23, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

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