Saturday, 13 December 2008

The Triadic Chromatic Approach

Casa Valdez Studios: "Without going into full detail, the idea of the triadic chromatic concept is to take either major, minor, diminished or augmented triads and move them around chromatically and in random inversions. If you don’t repeat the same inversion twice in a row and move chromatically on each successive triad you will be borrowing from the twelve-tone row. Triadic lines created in this way have a strong forward motion and resolve themselves often. George argues that lines created using this concept are even more likely to resolve than lines created using chord-scales. He notes that scales cover and obscure the underlying chords, but that triads played in this particular way allow you to explore all of the different available tonalities."
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8IhoXKWYyA&hl=en&fs=1]
Garzone alumni include Donny McCaslin, Josh Redman, Douglas Yates, Kenny Brooks, Chris Speed, Seamus Blake, Mark Turner, Matt Otto, Chris Cheek, and Teadross Avery.
more info on the George Garzone's Triadic Chromatic Approach DVD is available from Jody Jazz Inc

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