A clear, progressive, dynamic method that invites you to discover the foundations of tonal harmony in jazz.
The book is intended for all instrumentalists who want to understand how standards are built and for whom the terms interval, cadence, tone, secondary dominant or substitution are still vague. It is presented as a real progressive method where each notion approached is accompanied by examples and a series of exercises (with their answers).
This new kind of approach should allow the reader to:
- flourish without unnecessary information
- understand and appropriate a theme through its analysis (rates, borrowings, modulations, substitutions, etc.) in order to change the structure and, possibly, to propose a personal version
- prepare for the study of more complex concepts (which will be found in Volume 2).
The chords and their sequences have a history, they obey certain "rules" that any jazz musician (self-taught or experienced instrumentalist) must know in order to free his creativity.
These are the principles we propose to discover with In Harmony.
"Thanks to this method, the precious legacy of Bill Evans and Bernard Maury is now accessible to all. »<-i> Enrico Pieranunzi