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New JGT Lesson: Exploring Diminished Chords As They Occur In Jazz Compositions And Standards – Part 2

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In part 2 of this lesson, Davy Mooney explores diminished chords as they occur in jazz compositions and standards. He considers the uses of half-whole diminished, harmonic minor, and harmonic major scales, as well as the relationships of diminished to dominant 7th chords and the corresponding harmonic functionality.


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Check out Davy’s album on Sunnyside, “Davy Mooney and the Hope of Home Band Live at National Sawdust”.

Davy Mooney’s “Into the Labyrinth: An Anatomy of Position Playing for Jazz Guitar”

Davy’s Mel Bay book “Personalizing Jazz Vocabulary

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