Friday, July 15, 2005

Altered Dominant and Dominant 13-flat-9 Chords

One more mention for Anton Schwartz. He is teaching a one day workshop this Sunday, July 17 at the JazzSchool in Berkeley entitled "Altered Dominant and Dominant 13-flat-9 Chords - The How, When & Why of Using Them"
from 11am-2pm.

These two chord provide rich colors that are essential to the palette of intermediate and advanced jazz players. This workshop takes a deep look at the chords and their accompanying scales, examining how each is constructed, *why* they are constructed that way, and how they may be used to maximal effect. Their sounds are contrasted within the context of jazz (e.g. when should one be used rather than the other?), listending to examples of their use. Additional topics include: different types of "outness" and lydian dominant, the "sister" of the altered sound. This workshop is appropriate for students without prior exposure to the subject, as well as students familiar with melodic minor and diminished harmony who wish to deepoen their understanding.
Prerequesite: an understanding of basic theory and the mixolydian scale.


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