Giant Steps is notoriously one of the most feared jazz standards for musicians to learn and improvise over, not only because of the complex harmony but also because of the speed.
So today, I’m gonna talk about how we can learn the chords most efficiently so we can improvise over them well and find out the harmonic secrets that Giant Steps has to offer.
Listen to episode 375
In this episode:
2. Preparing to learn the melody – LIST process
3. Analyzing the chords (featuring Brett Pontecorvo)
4. The ii-V-I cadences
5. Moving down by major 3rds
6. The V-I cadences
7. Using the melody to organize key centers
8. Second half of the tune
9. Moving up by major 3rds
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