Many jazz musicians draw a blank when confronted with a diminished chord. Sure, you know how to spell it, but it doesn’t sound like jazz! This workshop addresses all aspects of the diminished 7th chord including chord theory, scale theory, the various functions of the diminished 7th chord in jazz, four-note voicings, voice leading, plus how particular musicians such as Bill Evans, Duke Ellington, Herbie Hancock, and Barry Harris effortlessly use this much-misunderstood chord.
Grammy-nominated pianist Mark Levine is the author of The Jazz Piano Book, The Jazz Theory Book, and The Drop 2 Book. He has performed with Woody Shaw, Mongo Santamaria, Joe Henderson, Willie Bobo, Bobby Hutcherson, Freddie Hubbard, Cal Tjader, Wallace Roney, Tito Puente, Milt Jackson, David Liebman and others.