Reharmonization techniques are useful in many ways in Jazz both in improvising and arranging. In this video I will go over 5 reharmonizations of a part of All The Things You Are. The different versions will illustrate several techniques and options for reharmonizing the standard. Some of the concepts are tonal and functional others are in the modal or atonal end of the spectrum.
I mostly hope to give you some ideas on how to think about the progressions that are not really functional and tonal, but that you can still percieve and mold as musical phrases.
0:53 Basic All The Things You Are Chords
1:09 How the lessons is build
1:34 Reharmonization of the Melody!!
2:17 Don’t reduce it to chords and go from there
2:51 Reharmonization 1 – Triton Subs and Dom7th Chains
3:07 Analyzing Reharm 1 – Techniques used
3:35 Basic analysis of ATTYA progression
4:03 Understanding the movement and modulation of All The Things
4:32 Analysis of the Reharmonization
5:52 Leave the Cmaj7 alone (here’s why…)
6:45 Using this type of reharm in solos, Metheny does.
6:57 Reharm 2 – Moving a chord sound around
7:39 Breaking down Reharm2
9:56 It’s maj 3rds but not Coltrane
10:05 Reharm3: Coltrane Changes on All The Things You Are
10:19 Reharm: 4 – Logical bass movement
10:34 Making unconnected chords sound like a logical progression
11:07 Ascending bass lines
11:26 Analysis of Reharm 4 – bass
12:01 Adding chords to the bassline
13:19 The effect of this type of reharmonization
14:15 Why Amaj7 is a great sub for Cmaj7 with an E in the melody
14:49 Reharm 5 – SPACE-CAKE – Faster harmonic rhythm, more sentences in the progression.
15:41 More chords means shorter phrase length in the chord progression
16:03 Analysis of Reharm 5
16:58 Second phrase of Reharm 5
17:47 Some of the things to keep in mind when harmonizing with modal sounds like this
18:14 Tools for this type of reharmonization
18:41 Think in phrases with the chords
19:19 Reharmonizing the melody? How do you use reharmonization?
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