Please correct the errors below.
Harmonizing a Diminished Line - From Arpeggio to Brad Mehldau-style Progression
Jake Smolowe
Preview course

Harmonizing a Diminished Line - From Arpeggio to Brad Mehldau-style Progression

Build a complex harmonic progression from the ground up, starting with a single 5-note arpeggio.
Jazz · Modern jazz
Preview course
$7 $3 On sale

In this lesson we'll take a simple diminished 7th chord arpeggio and harmonize it in different ways. We’ll go through several steps of harmonization, progressively transforming the original line while paying special attention to good voice leading, until we end up with a complex, Brad Mehldau-style chord cycle. Read full description…

In this lesson we'll take a simple diminished 7th chord arpeggio and harmonize it in different ways. We’ll go through several steps of harmonization, progressively transforming the original line while paying special attention to good voice leading, until we end up with a complex, Brad Mehldau-style chord cycle.

What you get in the course:

- 1 fully-notated introductory improvisation
- 13 fully-notated harmonic exercises
- 2 bonus short-form improvisations based on exercise #'s 10 and 12
- 1 fully-notated, 6-chorus improvisation based on exercise #13
- A PDF of all the exercises and improvisations
- iReal Book Pro files of exercise #'s 3 and 6-13

You can follow along live with the notation as it highlights every note played; choose sections to loop; speed up and slow down as you please; and even transpose using the synthetic player. Viewable on the web, on your tablet or even on your phone.

About the artist

@jakesmolowe · San Francisco

Jake Smolowe is a pianist, music educator, composer and arranger from San Francisco, CA. He specializes in genre-crossing jazz; some influences include funk, rock, blues, latin, reggae, folk, gospel, classical, electronica, video game and film music.

View this artist’s channel

Give the gift of Soundslice

Want to buy this course for somebody else? No problem. Just select the gift option during checkout.

About Soundslice

Soundslice is the ultimate learning and practice environment for music. New here? Learn how our store works.

Buy with confidence. If you’re not satisfied with your purchase, just contact us within 7 days for a hassle-free refund.