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Quartal Harmony and Voicings for Guitar

By Tom Floyd

Guitar (all) - Intermediate-Advanced
Composed by Tom Floyd. Saddle-stitched, Theory & Harmony. Jazz. Book/CD Set. 72 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99971BCD).

Item Number: MB.99971BCD

ISBN 9780786668113. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

This book contains a study and breakdown of "harmony in 4ths". The introduction of quartal harmony in modern jazz began in the 1960's. Compositions by Miles Davis and John Coltrane such as "Impressions" and "So What" showcased chord voicings derived from quartal harmony. The purpose of this book is to show guitarists how to function in an area of harmony mostly dominated by keyboard players. Common uses of quartal harmony are demonstrated and analyzed. Exercises and compositions in the style of Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock and others are included. Companion CD contains demonstrations of all exercises.

  • 01) Introduction  
  • 02) Traditional Harmony 
  • 03) Quartal Harmony 
  • 04) Functions 
  • 05) Upper, Middle, and Lower Four-String Voicings 
  • 06) The Seven Functions 
  • 07) Analysis Chart - Seven Structures 
  • 08) Structure Excercises 
  • 09) Expanding Quartal Structures 
  • 10) Quartal Structures and Traditional Harmony 
  • 11) Creating Outside Sounds 
  • 12) Chromatic Movement 
  • 13) Contrary Movement 
  • 14) Contrary Motion with Added Bass Notes 
  • 15) Creating ii-V-I Progressions 
  • 16) Variations of Quartal Voicings 
  • 17) Harmonic Minor 
  • 18) Harmonic Minor Quartel Harmony 
  • 19) Minor Blues 
  • 20) Jazz Tunes 
  • 21) Closing Notes 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 1

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 2004-07-20 00:00:00.0 nothing new and worthless

    This book has nothing new to offer the aspiring jazz guitarist, and your money is better spent on books that allow the development of playing jazz standards and chord progressions.

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