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Taking a nerdy deep dive into the inner workings of music and harmony.
Soloing Using Modes of the Melodic Minor Scale
The melodic minor scale provides all kinds of different options for soloing over altered dominant chords. In this article we explore each of the 7 modes of the melodic scale, and how they work over different chords.
Using Tonnetz Tone Mesh To Understand Jazz Harmony
The Tonnetz is a 2-dimensional mesh which maps the tonal landscape of western music. It serves as an analytical tools for understanding the theoretical structure of our music.
7 Modes of the Major Scale Used in Jazz
When I started my study into jazz harmony I learned just how important the modes of the major scale are. It's a bit of a deep topic, and in this post I'll demystify it for you.
Using the Overtone Series
The overtone series is the physics behind all western music, including jazz. It is the bedrock of everything we do as jazz musicians.