Target and Approach Tones
Shaping Bebop Lines. Composed by Joe Riposo. Jazz, bebop, instructional. Instructional book. 48 pages. Published by Jamey Aebersold Jazz (JA.TAT).
Item Number: JA.TAT
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.".