Solo Flight – Kurt Rosenwinkel
Standard notation, TAB & annotations, 6 pages.
What is in it?
Harmonization ideas inspired by Kurt Rosenwinkel’s “Untitled Improvisation”, WBGO Studio Sessions 2008 [transcription excerpt and analysis].
Ideal for harmonic wanderers who aren’t afraid of nothing. E.g. using their thumbs to create some more contrary motion or reading chord diagrams that which show a couple of perspectives at once.
Takeaways and application examples:
These concepts translate well to most styles old and new. What are all those labels – jazz, neo soul, lofi?
From the lesson:
“Don’t know why that melody sounds familar?
This excerpt of Kurt Rosenwinkel’s improvisation for WBGO Studio Sessions back in 2008 offers a number of takeaways for chord melody playing.
Most of the voicings which are being used are fairly standard “block chords” – a practical choice to harmonize more notes of a given melody. Additionally, also a good way to superimpose additional harmonic movement when there are repeating notes. E.g. harmonizing the same melody note with different functions.
Check out how this concept is applied here: