Monday, December 17, 2012

Jazz Piano Lesson #35: Voicing, Melody, Harmony

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:

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.

I hope you enjoyed this free jazz piano lesson.  Thank you for considering a donation, purchase of sheet music or my album "Meditations Vol.1" to help support the site.   Please leave a comment below or send me a message if you have any questions about my videos. 

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