In this lesson we look at how to compose a fresh melody and improvise over predetermined voicings. This exercise is inspired primarily by the playing of Bill Evans and Lennie Tristano.
Sheet Music for this Lesson: http://www.scribd.com/doc/117144112
How to Practice:
Step One: Play the ii-V-I voicing. Concentrate on trying to feel the shape of each chord. Feeling the shape of each voicing will
Step Two: Play the melodic line with the metronome. You may want to try singing the line as described in my other "Moder Jazz Line" lessons.
Step Three: Put it all together. Play the harmonized melodic line.
Step Four: Repeat in all 12 keys. Once mastered, try each like at a performance tempo.
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