12/14/08

Triadic Chromatic Approach lines

I wrote this as an exercise for myself, to better to hear the differences when the different types of triads are used with Garzone's Triadic Chromatic Approach.

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4 comments:

mrG said...

thanks for posting this etude, and (without giving away too much from his DVD) please do tell us more; this is VERY interesting stuff. Any exemplary recordings?

David Carlos Valdez said...

I may have given away too much already. I'll see what George thinks about my post.

I was playing with the DVD last night and having a blast. I realized that George didn't talk about time very much on the DVD. To me, one of the the things about the DVD is that you're able to really hear how he swings and articulates while trading and attempting to match it. One of the reasons his approach works so well while being pretty outside is that he swings like a beast. I don't know anyone else who has quite the same bouncy yet smooth swing feel.

You may want to pick up Garzone's Fours and Twos CD to start with. If you haven't heard the Fringe, then check out something by the trio after that.

ottojazz said...

These are great "zone-isms"! Thanks Dave...

MonksDream said...

Thanks for this post as it clarified a friend's oral description of the TCA from about 10 years ago. I always thought that you were supposed to move to the next "triad + 1 chromatic" chromatically which is severely limiting, in terms of the types of lines you play. Good stuff.