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    Nice! Tritone sub of the dominant. What are...

    Nice! Tritone sub of the dominant. What are your thoughts on substitution tricks upon more tricks? Such as:

    Cmaj7 / {C#dim7 A7} - Dm6/9 Dm7 Dm7b5 / - G13 {G13b5 Bdim7 C#7 } - Cmaj7

    Are...
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    ttw & bluesking, These are awesome ideas! Can...

    ttw & bluesking,
    These are awesome ideas! Can you plz include a quick chord example for each one? Key of C, maybe? I have a few questions but some chord examples should answer most of them. ...
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    Great idea! Although Im not sure that I'm able...

    Great idea! Although Im not sure that I'm able to. Do you mean a chord-by-chord analysis of the functional theories for the entire song? Can you plz give a short example so I can get an idea. I'm...
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    Jed, I truly do appreciate your help (and the...

    Jed,
    I truly do appreciate your help (and the help that you're trying to give me!) I like it here and any scraps that you'd like to post will be greatly pondered by me.
    Its a 'last lesson' because...
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    functional harmony - my last lesson

    Many of you IBM members refer to functional harmonic relationships, which I've been researching to discover new angles of music. Plz correct me where I'm wrong and add whats missing. Plz plz stay...
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    This is what Im interested in! I still don't see...

    This is what Im interested in! I still don't see it. Plz explain how its symmetrical!!

    My original post:
    The keys change in an octave trisect - G major to Eb major to B major - shifting both...
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    I agree. Exactly-to play the blues. ...

    I agree.



    Exactly-to play the blues. Today its a 100 yearold form. Where was the blues in our musical history? Was it in Africa? When I hear African tribal music I see the connection to...
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    Jed, I think I understand it, but maybe not. I...

    Jed,
    I think I understand it, but maybe not. I associate relative chords (such as 7 scale chords relative to the major scale) with their relative tertian extensions. Beyond that we have...
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    I made that up-I don't know. He probably did! ...

    I made that up-I don't know. He probably did!



    To summarize?: Functional harmony describes the popular musical changes (thru CPE times) that have the least amount of dissonance. (?)

    ...
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    I hear you! Jody Fisher combines 'extensions'...

    I hear you! Jody Fisher combines 'extensions' and 'alterations' and refers to them as 'enhancements' and teaches how to handle and use chord enhancements. He makes a big point that its not always...
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    That's fantastic - thanks for sharing this. You...

    That's fantastic - thanks for sharing this. You can tell by the guy's face that he's maxing out his brain - and playing a brilliant Giant Steps!

    I think that true artistry is in the desire to be...
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    JonR, I've read your last two posts a few times...

    JonR,
    I've read your last two posts a few times and printed them out. I'm still digesting them. Thank you! I havent read any William Russo - I'll check him out. Ive read most of the Jody Fisher...
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    I like it. Is this a correct list of scales? ...

    I like it. Is this a correct list of scales? Are there any others?


    MAJ - major scale, lydian, maj7 tertiary

    DOM (inc altered dom7s) - mixolydian, lydian dom, phrygian dom, superlocrian,...
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    Yes, it creates another...

    Yes, it creates another type/option/angle/perspective to look at the music, but it doesnt necessarily change it.




    So there is the fabled 'diminished family' after all? I think not. You...
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    Yes, I suppose that's true. By 'major altered...

    Yes, I suppose that's true. By 'major altered concept', I only mean to differentiate between the use of altered chords (with a major 3rd) and my investigation - minor (3rd) altereds and their...
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    No, incorrect. Altered chords live in the same...

    No, incorrect. Altered chords live in the same house with the dominant chords-they love eachother and get along well.



    OMG! There is no uppercase. Its not V7, I'm comparing the major...
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    I am talking about extensions - 7b9, 7#5, 7#5b9,...

    I am talking about extensions - 7b9, 7#5, 7#5b9, etc - all altered chords in the extended dominant family.



    diminished chord = m3 b5
    dim7 chord = m3 b5 dim7(same interval as M6)

    Do you...
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    Thank you so much, JonR! I understand - yes it...

    Thank you so much, JonR! I understand - yes it makes sense. Can you please elaborate on this one point I don't fully realize.



    Does this mean that any alteration beyond #11 (for Imaj7)...
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    minor altered chords?

    If all altered chords (R M3 m7 w/ any combo of b5,#5,b9,#9) fall into the extended 'dominant' family, is it correct to say that all minor altered chords (R m3 m7 w/ any combo of b5,#5,b9,#9) fall...
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    Buts its D# in the B chord, so none of that'll...

    Buts its D# in the B chord, so none of that'll work.




    Ugh! I realized that after my last post (and was hoping you wouldn't bring it up!) It is a good point and I know that some jazzers...
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    JazzMick, Thanks for saying all that - now I...

    JazzMick,
    Thanks for saying all that - now I feel like we're getting somewhere! I went through giant steps with my jazz friends last night for at least 30 min. I understand JonR's point about not...
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    JazzMick, I was hoping to see some video of you...

    JazzMick,
    I was hoping to see some video of you playing on your link. No dice?

    Well, maybe you were being a little neg, but don't be too hard on yourself. A lot of people get frustrated when...
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    ??? I shouldnt ask about things I dont...

    ??? I shouldnt ask about things I dont understand? I have several editions of the real book. Tunes like 'round midnight', 'take five', 'django' are very easy compared to 'giant steps'. This is...
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    Thanks JonR! You're probably right - this is the...

    Thanks JonR! You're probably right - this is the wrong site for this thread.
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    Giant Steps - how to improvise?

    Hi gang! I've found myself stumped yet again. How should I think about soloing over this? What are your ideas?

    The keys change in an octave trisect - G major to Eb major to B major -...
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