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Analyzing the Modal Mixture of Wayne Shorter’s ‘Iris’

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In this Jazz Guitar Today video lesson, Davy Mooney analyzes Wayne Shorter’s beautiful and mysterious waltz, “Iris”.

In this video, Mooney analyzes Wayne Shorter’s beautiful and mysterious waltz “Iris,” from the Miles Davis album “E.S.P.” He focuses on modal mixture and non-functional harmonic progressions.

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