Masaya Yamaguchi

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04/01/09    Community Articles

A historic postcard from Charlie Parker

Many jazz historians made guess-works comments without their own research. I found Charlie Parker's handwritten postcard at Charles Colin's office. The postcard was postmarked on January 8, 1955. Bird died on March 12, 1955. It's written by Bird with his...

04/01/09    Community Articles

Multi-Tonic Changes in Masaya's Composition

I am not always using the multi-tonic changes; but I would use it when I feel I need it. My composition "Cybernetics" is a good example. It is a mixture of poly-structure of symmetrical scales and multi-tonic changes. Enjoy, Bros!

04/01/09    Community Articles

The Further Multitonic Change Probe

John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps” is a notable example for the use of multitonic changes based on the notes of descending B (B-G-E♭/G-E♭-B) and ascending E♭ (E♭-G-B-E♭) augmented triads. We can develop his technique further in our own ways.

04/01/09    Community Articles

Four Aspects of “Coltrane Changes”

John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps” brought about a harmonic revolution in the pursuit of multitonic changes based on the notes of descending B (B-G-E♭/G-E♭-B) and ascending E♭ (E♭-G-B-E♭) augmented triads.

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About Masaya Yamaguchi

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Masaya Yamaguchi joined the JazzTimes community on Apr 01, 2009