Music is based on harmony, and harmony is based on chords and scales; so for jazz pianists it is fundamental to understand how chords work. In this edition of Building Blocks of Jazz, host Phil Dunlap breaks down chords for us and explains how chords and scales are related.
Building Blocks of Jazz explores the fundamentals of jazz with Phil Dunlap, Director of Education for Jazz St. Louis. His lively lessons often feature special guests who bring their own expertise into play. Find interesting instruction on everything from Groove, to Rhythm to Latin Jazz.
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