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Russell Ferrante (Upper Structures) 1

Russell Ferrante (Upper Structures) 1

Piano, Simplifying Upper Structures, Thinking "Minor", Reharmonizing, Unpredictable Root Motion, Etc.
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Length: 35:14

 

Description: In part one (1 of 2) of this “upper structures” jazz piano lesson series, acclaimed pianist Russell Ferrante (Yellowjackets, etc.) demystifies some seemingly complex harmonic concepts. Russell takes you through his upper structure system and shows you how to play through sophisticated material by thinking of only 12 chords. If you’re looking to improvise more fluently, create interesting/unpredictable harmonic movement and add excitement to your melodic playing, this piano masterclass is for you!

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Topics Covered: Piano, Upper Structures, Thinking of Minor Chords, Jazz Harmony, Dominant Chords, Major Chords, Altered Chords, Half Diminished Chords, Diminished Chords, Voicings, Resolving Upper Structures, Unpredictable Root Motion, Contrary Motion, Melodic Shapes, Common Progressions, Simplifying Your Thought Process, Reharmonizing, Minor Grids, Using Pedals, Etc.

 

Russell Ferrante (Piano) 1

Russell Ferrante (Piano) 1

Jazz Piano, Voice Leading, Harmony, Exercises, Etc.
Russell Ferrante (Piano) 2

Russell Ferrante (Piano) 2

Jazz Piano, Voice Leading, Harmony, Exercises, Etc.
Russell Ferrante (Upper Structures) 1

Russell Ferrante (Upper Structures) 1

Piano, Simplifying Upper Structures, Thinking "Minor", Reharmonizing, Unpredictable Root Motion, Etc.
Russell Ferrante (Upper Structures) 2

Russell Ferrante (Upper Structures) 2

Piano, Simplifying Upper Structures, Thinking "Minor", Playing Through Changes, Standards, Etc.
Russell Ferrante

Piano/Composition

Website:
www.russellferrante.com/

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Credits:

 

Russell Ferrante has recorded and/or performed with Yellowjackets, Bobby McFerrin, Al Jarreau, Michael Franks, Diane Reeves, Rita Coolidge, Sadao Watanabe, Marilyn Scott, Kevyn Lettau, Eric Marienthal, Sergio Salvatore, Jimmy Witherspoon, Jim Pepper, Joe Farrell, Joni Mitchell, Robben Ford, Ernie Watts, GRP Big Band, Lee Ritenour, Tom Scott, Take 6, Brenda Russell, etc.


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