Improvising with chord-tones (after Tristano)

Chord-tone Improvisation and Enclosures for Improvisation click here
Don’t rush into chord-scales. Scales are passive without voice-leading and resolution. Generate harmony and progression/movement through triadic and chord-tone improvisation, embellished with enclosures.

Guide-tones for Improvisation – click here
Not just 3rds and 7ths… Any note is a guide-tone when you develop control of its resolution. Check-out the familiar resolutions (voice-leading) and have fun with some chromaticism.

Guide-tones Destination chart – click here
Simple table of voice-leading for use in conjunction with Guide-tones for Improvisation above.

Guide Tone Sample Solo on “Tune Up” – click 

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