The Serious Jazz Book II: The Harmonic Approach

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Product Code: SJPB2
Author: Barry Finnerty
Publisher: Sher Music Co.
ISBN-10: 1883217555
Publisher SKU: 170


by Barry Finnerty. A profound effort to share and communicate the ideas Barry has been developing through his lifetime in music. Bravo!”
— Joe Lovano

An extremely thorough book. The exercises are concise, challenging and very much worth the effort. Highly recommended.”
— Jamey Aebersold

A unique approach. Original and provocative.”
— Mark Levine

Barry's unique artistry was evident during the years he spent in my group. This book is a testimony to his prowess.”
— Hubert Laws

Starting where his “Serious Jazz Practice Book” left off, guitar legend Barry Finnerty has created another woodshed classic for all jazz soloists.

Recording artist with Miles Davis, the Brecker Bros., the Crusaders, etc., Barry shows how to become a better improviser by melodically mastering the individual chords used in jazz, how they connect with each other, and how they are used in various song forms.

Album Contents:
1. “What A ‘C’ Can Be” which discusses all the possible uses and harmonic functions of a single note.
2. “Mastering The Changes” which shows how to achieve melodic command of all the possible extensions and alterations of chords, and variations of common chord progressions.
3. “Playing On Tunes - The Harmonic Approach” which shows the practical application of the harmonic knowledge presented in the first part of the book.
4. “Harmonic Vocabulary” featuring a wealth of melodic examples using all the chords and progressions previously learned.



This Book is written in treble clef.

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