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Giant Steps is a jazz composition by John Coltrane, first appearing as the first track on the album of the same name (1960). The composition is a milestone in jazz, given the difficulty of improvising its rapid progression of chord changes that progress through three keys (see Coltrane changes) shifted by major thirds, creating an augmented triad..
The song title comes from the relatively giant leaps between the roots of consecutive chords. From a transcription, one can easily infer that many of these are upward leaps of minor thirds, but they can just as easily be inverted as descending major sixths, the latter approach best accentuating the disconcerting nature of the progression..
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Giant Steps - Melody and Chord Ukulele Arrangement
Cool, challenging song to play.
Giant Steps on Ukulele
A short version of the John Coltrane classic on a low G, C tuned ukulele.
Lessons directly related to Giant Steps.
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|Core Chords - The Big Six - Building a Solid Chord Foundation|
Core Chords is a series of lessons for building your 4-part chords. These chords commonly called jazz chords, are really just 4-part chords used in a wide range of musical styles.
Books useful for working through the song: Giant Steps.
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Beyond learning basic Ukulele chords most players struggle with advanced chords. Commonly called “jazz” chords, these more sophisticated voicings find a wide use in all forms of music.
A Guide to Advanced Chords for Ukulele presents a highly organized and efficient approach to the mysterious subject of advanced chords. Chord dictionaries are not the answer. Even chord theory does not offer any insight into unraveling the complexity of Ukulele chord voicings.
Exploring jazz chords using a variety of common chord progressions based on songs from the standard jazz repertoire.
Core Chords are the basic set of chords needed to play a wide range of music, in a variety of styles. This set of chords includes basic open position chords, basic movable form chords and the core 4-part “jazz” chords.
This books focuses on the 4-part core “jazz” chords. These jazz” chords are advanced chords that find their way into a wide range of music.
Commonly referred to as jazz chords, this book provides detailed information on voicing 4-part chords. Covers common string families.
Commonly referred to as jazz chords, this book provides detailed information on voicing 4-part chords. Cover string families not in volume 1.
Commonly referred to as jazz chords, this book provides detailed information on voicing 4-part chords. Covers severn string guitar with a low A.
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