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 →

Tessitura Pro Tip of the Day #8: How to see the modes of a scale Tessitura Pro: The whole world of scales over the Circle of Fifths.

Tessitura Pro Tip of the Day #8: How to see the modes of a scaleTessitura Pro: The whole world of scales over the Circle of Fifths.#ScalesAndModes #MusicEducation #MusicScales #ChordScales #CircleOfFifthshttps://t.co/C6vnN9cv6C pic.twitter.com/jSgf6VqmWm— mDecks Music (@mDecksMusic) June 8, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

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

Tessitura Pro tip of the day #2: How to find chord scales that work over a diminished 7th chord. Tessitura Pro: The whole world of scales over the circle of fifths.

Tessitura Pro tip of the day #2: How to find chord scales that work over a diminished 7th chord.Tessitura Pro: The whole world of scales over the circle of fifths.#ScalesAndModes #MusicEducation #MusicPractice #ChordScaleshttps://t.co/C6vnN9cv6C pic.twitter.com/WwMKODtYpU— mDecks Music (@mDecksMusic) May 19, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

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