Makin the Changes

Session description:
Jazz musicians use the slang phrase “makin’ the changes” in reference to their common goal of outlining harmonic progressions with clarity when improvising. Following a brief explanation of jazz chord symbols, MacDonald will share an easily comprehensible method of basic improvisation using 4-note seventh chords. In addition to teaching the fundamentals of chord construction, the method instills rhythmic consciousness and teaches young improvisers to adhere to a song’s form and harmonic sequence, thereby adding structure to their improvised solos and practice time.

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