In this "Analyzing Tunes" masterclass, renowned pianist and educator Dan Haerle breaks down two of his contrasting compositions in order to show you how to improvise fluently in the jazz idiom. Utilizing the method outlined in his first masterclass, "Understanding a Tune", Dan systematically explores the harmonic options in these songs so that you can apply these principles in your own playing. If you're looking to become more fluent with your jazz soloing, this jazz improvisation lesson is for you. NOTE: There is a PDF bundled with the "purchase" version (not the $8.99 "rental" version) which includes the embedded notation from the video.
Topics Covered: Jazz, Analyzing Tunes, Improvisation, Harmonic Analysis, Melodic Analysis, Functional Harmony, Non-Functional Harmony, Guide Tones, Diatonic Modes, Harmonic Minor Modes, Melodic Minor Modes, "Magic Moment", "Soulmates", Resolutions, Finding Key Centers, Chord Symbols, Chord Function, Harmonic Context, Soloing, Etc.
Dan was inducted into the International Association of Jazz Education “Hall of Fame” at the annual conference in Toronto on January 9, 2003. The IAJE Hall of Fame Award honors individuals whose musical contributions and dedication to jazz education over the past 25 years have created new directions and curricular innovations for jazz education worldwide.
In 2007, Dan completed his modified service at UNT and became a member of the adjunct teaching faculty. In the fall of 2007, he was named Professor Emeritus.
In 2008, Dan joined the faculty of the Dallas School of Music where he taught for seven years.
On January 6, 2012, the Jazz Education Network (JEN) awarded Dan (along with Jamey Aebersold, David Baker and Jerry Coker) the distinction of “LeJENd of Jazz Education” at its 3rd annual conference in Louisville, Kentucky.
In April of 2014, Dan received the DJAM (Dallas Jazz Apreciation Month) award of Jazz Educator of the year.
In October of 2015, Dan was awarded the 2015 Sammons Jazz Artist of the Year.
Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Coe College (1961)
Master of Music in Composition from North Texas State University (1966)