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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. Published by Jamey Aebersold Jazz (JA.TAT).

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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