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Dan Haerle 5 (All About Half Steps)

Dan Haerle 5 (All About Half Steps)

Jazz, Improvisation, Voice Leading, Lines, Etc.
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Artist: Dan Haerle
Length: 23:51

 

Description: In this “All About Half Steps” jazz piano lesson, renowned pianist and educator Dan Haerle shows you how to add tension and release to your improvisations, utilizing 1/2 step motion. Dan discusses and demonstrates how to effectively use half steps with chord resolutions and various scales, so that you can build “drama” through the bar line. If you want to add some more depth to your jazz playing, this masterclass is for you. NOTE: There is a PDF bundled with the download version (not the $8.99 streaming version) which includes the embedded notation from the video.

Topics Covered: Jazz, piano, using 1/2 steps, horizontal improvisation, tension and release, resolutions, moving chord structures, V I motion, ii V I motion, voice leading, building melodies from 1/2 step motion, 1/2 steps in scales and modes, non-harmonic tones, approach tones, passing tones, neighbor tones, enclosures, etc.
Dan Haerle 1 (Understanding a Tune)

Dan Haerle 1 (Understanding a Tune)

Jazz, Improvisation, Tune Analysis, Soloing, Using the Melody, Etc.
Dan Haerle 2 (Analyzing Tunes)

Dan Haerle 2 (Analyzing Tunes)

Jazz, Improvisation, Analyzing Tunes, Scales, Harmony, Etc.
Dan Haerle 3 (Using Guide Tones)

Dan Haerle 3 (Using Guide Tones)

Jazz, Improvisation, Guide Tones, Playing Through Changes, Making Lines, Etc.
Dan Haerle 4 (Magic Voicings)

Dan Haerle 4 (Magic Voicings)

Jazz, Piano, Chord Voicings, Comping, Alterations, Etc.
Dan Haerle 5 (All About Half Steps)

Dan Haerle 5 (All About Half Steps)

Jazz, Improvisation, Voice Leading, Lines, Etc.
Dan Haerle

Piano, Composition

Websites:
www.danhaerle.com

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Dan Haerle has performed and/or recorded with Stan Kenton, Clark Terry, Chris Connor, Mel Torme, Al Jarreau, Pat Metheny, Dave Liebman, Woody Shaw, Kai Winding, Freddie Hubbard and Many More.


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