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A Chromatic Approach to Jazz Harmony and Melody (Book Only)

By David Liebman

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Composed by David Liebman (1946-). Book. Published by Advance Music (AV.14201).

Item Number: AV.14201

This book should be seen as a method to help the artist to develop his or her own way when trying to improvise chromatically. Through the concepts and examples offered, the improvisor should be able to use this material alongside already familiar tonal ideas. Specifically, the book serves as a guide for organizing chromaticism into a coherent musical statement meant to satisfy both the intellectual and emotional needs of artistic creation. The reader will be introduced to more than one way of conceiving chromatic lines and harmonies. There is nothing theoretically complex or new in the text, it is the organization of the material as well as many musical examples and transcriptions (Bach, Scriabin, Coltrane, Shorter, Hancock, Beirach, Liebman a.o.) which should serve to inspire musicians to expand their usual diatonic vocabulary. This book also provides insight into the style of playing that David Liebman is known for. In addition the book contains 100 assorted solo lines and 100 chord voicings. 173 pages.

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  • August 25, 2007 contemporary jazz improvisation

    This is a very thoughtful and well-written instruction book. It assumes considerable experience with standard jazz improvisation.

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