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Music Theory

Taking a nerdy deep dive into the inner workings of music and harmony.


Mar 22, 2021

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.

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Apr 27, 2020

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.

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Mar 22, 2020

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.

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Mar 14, 2020

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.

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