Monday / April 7, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
Piano Department professor Suzanna Sifter, author of Berklee Jazz Keyboard Harmony: Using Upper Structure Triads and teacher of the Upper Structure Triad Applications 1 and 2 lab, will be giving the second of two master classes on upper-structure triads this semester. In this second master class, we will review commonly used, tension-specific, upper-structure triads for the most commonly used chord qualities. Next, we will use these triads as melodic material for jazz improvisation. We will explore many practice methods for utilizing these triads. The potential for upper-structure triads as a compositional element will also be discovered. Come expand your melodic palette!