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POINT OF ENCOUNTER (Contrapuntal Harmonic Explorations)

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POINT OF ENCOUNTER (Contrapuntal Harmonic Explorations)

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POINT OF ENCOUNTER (Contrapuntal Harmonic Explorations)

In this short technical study I illustrate some of the ways in which I like to use contrapuntal movement when playing chords and comping in order to create more dynamic and interesting harmonic passages.

This type of chordal playing/comping (which you can hear in most modern jazz pianists) has always been very attractive to my ear and my musical personality. I do believe it is a great way to develop the necessary techniques and skills needed to transition between your melodic and harmonic voices on the instrument in the smoothest possible way. It is also great in establishing a very good linear harmonic control of your instrument.

Here you will find 7 phrasing examples for 3 different types of chords: min7, Altered Dominant 7 and maj7. The examples can be practiced separately and can also be put together to outline a ii-V7-I progression by choosing different phrases from each one of the three chord types.

You can also combine multiple phrases from each chord quality and create longer contrapuntal lines within the same harmony.

I have also notated each phrase using the simplest possible rhythmic notation so we can get to the essential elements of the contrapuntal movement faster and more efficiently but once you learn each line and have it under your fingers feel free to experiment with different rhythmic divisions and syncopations.

Ultimately, this will serve simply as an example as to how to implement the movement of the multiple melodic voices when playing chords and will give you the necessary preparation to come up with your own unique vocabulary within this playing style.


For more info please e-mail: hristo@hristovitchev.com

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