11 Creating New Lines, Echoes, Descants S&I

Choosing the right piece, embellishing the melody, creating independent lines;  inverting, echoing, free form, and antiphonal responses.

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03 A Starting Place—Notes of Departure S&I

Melodic ornamentation. Notes of departure are notes that lead away from melody notes, also called escape notes. Kinds of escape notes: stepwise, gapped, zigzag, curved, ascending, descending

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18 Jazz Embellishments Country Hammers KB Improvisation Bk1

This chapter focuses on the process of integrating jazz encirclings and countryhammers—that is, melodic embellishments—into your improvising style. We use the broader term “encirclings” to include what former theorists called “changing tones” or “incomplete neighbors.”  Encirclings can surround the root, third, or fifth of major or minor chords.

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