Jazz Counterpoint – Improvising Melody & Bass at the Piano

Introducing a new article on jazz piano and improvisation!

As with most of my articles, I thought this would be relatively short and concise, but I’ve gone down the rabbit hole, and there are a number of topics I’ll be writing about.  This may change over time, but as of now, topics include:

  • Transcription Analysis
  • Designing a Practice Strategy, Problem Solving
  • Writing Bass Lines
  • Examples of Bass Lines Over ii-V-I
  • Adding Right Hand
  • Time Feel and Functional Relationships
  • Practicing Over Tunes vs. Cycles

To start, I’ve completed transcriptions of Dave McKenna on Yardbird Suite and Lennie Tristano on Deliberation. These PDFs are only the first two pages. The full transcriptions and article can be found on Patreon.

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