Thursday, September 24, 2015

Tim Price Bloggin' For D'Addario Woodwinds - TRANE

~~COLTRANE.....Velocity and hard work. < Coltrane Substitutions ~~ My Coltrane inspiration is HOW he did what he did, the pursuit of being inspired from the WHAT AND HOW of the knowledge, as well as the velocity of his genius. The man was one of the hardest workers.Check his six-box Prestige collection, in only a year and a half--the first session being in May 1957, the last in December 1958, he recorded ALL those recordings while touring and playing gigs. Coltrane chord substitutions of a basic ii-V-I with movement in major thirds creating an augmented triad. This is also know as "Coltrane Changes," etc. I'll post one of my favorites at the end here as well. Coltrane first introduced this on Blue Train on tunes such as Moment's Notice and Lazy Bird, and later on took things further on Giant Steps.The B section from _Have You Met Miss Jones_ served as inspiration for Coltrane because of the major 3rd modulation from D to Gb to Bb. Coltrane Substitution: 1) Here is a normal ii-V-I in C major: | ii | V | I || | dmin7 | G7 | Cmaj7 || 2) Now with the Major 3rds Cycle: | ii V** | I* V** | I* V** | I* | | dmin7 Eb7 | Abmaj7 B7 | Emaj7 G7 | Cmaj7 | This cycle has been used in many re-harmonization, far to many to even list! Here are some of the most accessible- and also the sky is the limit. With some creative ears and imagination they work in rock and pop too. Standard ; Dmin7- G7- CMaj7 Trane sub ; Dmin Eb7 Ab B7 E G7 C Standard ;Fmin7- Bb7- EbMaj7 Trane Sub ;Fmin F#7 B D7 G Bb7 Eb Simile rest of page. Abmin7- Db7- GbMaj7 Abmin A7 D F7 Bb Db7 Gb Bmin7- E7- AMaj7 Bmin C7 F Ab7 Db E7 A Gmin7- C7- FMaj7 Gmin Ab7 Db E7 A C7 F Bbmin7- Eb7- AbMaj7 Bbmin B7 E G7 C Eb7 Ab C#min7- F#7- BMaj7 C#min D7 G Bb7 Eb F# B Emin7- A7- DMaj7 Emin F7 Bb Db7 Gb A7 D Cmin7- F7- BbMaj7 Cmin Db7 Gb A7 D F7 Bb Emin7- Ab7- DbMaj7 Ebmin E7 A C7 F Ab7 Db F#min7- B7- EMaj7 F#min G7 C Eb7 Ab B7 E Amin7- D7- GMaj7 Amin Bb7 Eb F#7 B D7 G So much is common sense and knowing theory- Look at the cycle above- it is the cycle of 4ths,the triangle connects the tones that are a major 3rd apart. So, you can rotate the triangle and figure out all the possibilities for the major 3rds cycle. Some food for thought in the midst of Coltrane's birthday...and thank you. Don't forget to listen to COLTRANE PLAYS THE BLUES....It's that important to all you do...Till next time....Tim Price

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