Coltrane Changes

Coltrane Changes

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. In jazz harmony, the Coltrane changes (Coltrane Matrix or cycle, also known as chromatic third relations and multi-tonic changes) are a harmonic progression variation using substitute chords over common jazz chord progressions. These substitution patterns were first demonstrated by jazz musician John Coltrane on the album Blue Train on the tunes "Lazy Bird" and "Moment's Notice." Coltrane continued his explorations on the 1960 album Giant Steps, and expanded upon the substitution cycle in his compositions "Giant Steps" and "Countdown," the latter of which is a reharmonized version of Miles Davis's "Tune Up." The ability to solo over the Giant Steps/Coltrane cycle remains one of the standards by which a jazz musician's improvising ability is measured. The changes serve as a pattern of chord substitutions for the ii-V-I progression (supertonic-dominant-tonic) About this sound Play (help info) and are noted for the tonally unusual root movement down by major thirds (as opposed to the usual minor or major seconds, see steps and skips, thus the "giant steps"), creating an augmented triad.show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • Flu Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135801244
  • 9786135801248