Target and Approach Tones. (Shaping Bebop Lines). By Joe Riposo. Jazz, bebop, instructional. Instructional book. 48 pages. Published by Jamey Aebersold Jazz (JA.TAT).
ISBN 978-1-56224-263-3. jazz, bebop, instructional.
Learn the secret to playing long, flowing musical lines that move from one chord change to the other in a smooth, seamless manner. This book explains "approach tones" (a tone or series of tones leading to a chord tone of the next chord - usually by a whole or half step) and "target tones" (tones that resolve your phrases and outline harmony). All great jazz players use this technique to create forward motion, tension/release, and play musical solos that sound "right.".
Location: from Malaysia
May 26, 2011
Good For Creating A Melodic Line
It's about approach notes used to arrive at target tones. The important target are the 3rd and the 7th.of the next chord. Each note in scale gives a melodic line. Very clear explaination.
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