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Jazz Reharmonization - Ode To Joy

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Published on May 21, 2012

**Lead sheet** http://goo.gl/umwBLa
A question I often get asked by my students is how to go about reharmonizing a tune. This is a brief video outlining some methods I use. Jump to https://youtu.be/4CfqXH-hpQE?t=555 to hear my improv on the reharm.
It is assumed that you are already familiar with jazz chord voicings, extensions/alterations & substitutions. If you want to follow the chords that I'm playing you can download a PDF of the lead sheet here https://goo.gl/r6aSu5
Reharmonization is a vast and beautiful area in which I continually encounter new insights and surprises. There are many books available on this subject, and transcribing reharmonized tunes by jazz greats will not only improve your ear, but give you a first hand look at how they approach improvisation on the new chord changes as well.

P.S. A minor slip of the tongue at 3:42 - the chord is a Gm9sus (not G9sus) and at 4:55 C#dim not C dim.
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Ramona Borthwick is a jazz pianist with a background in classical music. For over 20 years, she has taught students jazz improvisation, classical and contemporary music.

Lesson info (online and in-studio): http://ramonaborthwick.com/piano-less...
Music: http://ramonaborthwick.com/discograph...

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