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Coltrane Changes

Applications of Advanced Jazz Harmony for Guitar

By Corey Christiansen

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Guitar (all) - Intermediate-Advanced
Applications of Advanced Jazz Harmony for Guitar. Composed by Corey Christiansen. Saddle-stitched, Theory & Harmony. Private Lessons Series. Jazz. Book/CD Set. 32 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20407BCD).

Item Number: MB.20407BCD

ISBN 9780786671076. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

John Coltrane's recording "Giant Steps" introduced a system of chord progressions and chord substitutions that has challenged even the best jazz musicians. The tri-tonic systems (sometimes referred to as "Coltrane Changes") found in the tunes Giant Steps and Countdown is taught in a digestible way thoughout this method. Etudes show how to reharmonize standard ii-V-I changes with Coltrane Changes. The play-along CD will help students practice and master single-note lines over these chords in all 12 keys. Guitarists will appreciate the chord voicing suggestions. A must have for the serious jazz guitarist.

  • Chapter One: Theory behind the music 
  • Introduction 
  • Chord Voicings 
  • Chapter Two: Melodic material 
  • Arpeggio studies 
  • Digital patterns 
  • Coltrane ii-V patterns 
  • Play-along tracks 
  • Etude 1 "You Stepped Into Coltrane Changes" 
  • Etude 2 "Coltrane Blues" 
  • Countup assignment 
  • Chapter Three: Giant steps progression 
  • Eight patterns 
  • Giant Steps progression play-along 
  • Etude 3 "Real Big Steps" 
  • Giant Steps assignment 
  • Coltrane changes over modal vamps 
  • About the Author 
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