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Target and Approach Tones

Shaping Bebop Lines

By Joe Riposo

Shaping Bebop Lines. Composed by Joe Riposo. Jazz, bebop, instructional. Instructional book. 48 pages.

Item Number: 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.".

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  • 3

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 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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