Michael Leibson

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05/30/09    Community Articles

Giant Steps, Central Park West, and Modulatory Cycles

John Coltrane wasn’t the first to experiment with equal subdivisions of the octave, but his Giant Steps placed this radically different approach to harmony front and centre within the jazz world. This in-depth analysis explores Coltrane’s techniques. . .

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About Michael Leibson


Michael Leibson is a music consultant, composer, forensic musicologist, and music educator. He teaches music theory and composition to jazz and classical musicians, both locally and via long-distance technologies (see www.thinkingmusic.ca/students).

For further biographical info, please visit www.michaelleibson.com/about, and www.thinkingmusic.ca.

Michael Leibson joined the JazzTimes community on Apr 20, 2009