In this lesson Dixon will break down (in detail) the relationship that Modes have to tonal centers with an explanation of “Gravity” as a means of understanding the weight of different notes in relation to the tonic.
Here we investigate different approaches to improvising over static or non-progressional harmony.There are a few points related to common form ‘vamps or modal’ tunes that we should understand if we are to improvise well. 1. The written (valid) chord usually does not change for many bars. This results in long periods where the harmony, regardless […]