[Harp-L] ii-V-I, But Lacking Resolution

Sheltraw macaroni9999@xxxxx
Wed Sep 13 14:20:38 EDT 2017

There are no rules about improvising over substituted chord changes. You have to use your ear. Get good enough at using your ear and you can respond to the changes in real time.

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> On Sep 13, 2017, at 10:25 AM, Gary Lehmann <gnarlyheman at xxxxx> wrote:
> As I understand it, a soloist can play over changes that are implied--in
> other words, use those tones to substitute, altering and extending the
> harmony, whether a rhythm section manifests that harmony or not.
> That's why they call it jazz, it's messy, but you like it!
>> On Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 9:14 AM, Tin Lizzie <TrackHarpL at xxxxx> wrote:
>> Hi, John,
>> Thanks for this reference.  Are chord substitutions worked out ahead of
>> time between the soloist and the band?  I can see playing a melody as
>> written over chords as written, and an alternate melody or solo over chords
>> as written, and chord substitutions under a known melody...   but an
>> improvised melody (by, say, a harmonica player) over chord substitutions
>> (by, say, the band (or a keyboard or guitar player)) at the same time?
>> Seems like things might start to get rather woolly.  How does that work in
>> the wild?
>> Best,
>> Tin Lizzie
>>> On Sep 7, 2017, at 1:18 PM, John Kally wrote:
>>> FWIW, a couple of books by Dick Hyman are worth checking out if you want
>> to see some of the differences between printed arrangements and the chords
>> presented . He included the common changes and then his substitutions in
>> red. I’ll bet that some of the “great American songbook” tunes can be found
>> there.  Years ago my guitar teacher, Wrecking Crew session player Al Casey,
>> would pull these out just to show the way different chords over the same
>> melody can change the way things sound. Also, he felt that  lead sheets
>> sometimes contained mistakes and would keep a pencil handy.  One of the
>> Hayman  titles is Professional Chord Changes and Substitutions for 100
>> Tunes Every Musician Should Know, but I know there are at least two volumes.

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