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Tour: Teaching
Feb2023 11 Saturday
California Jazz Conservatory - ONLINE, via Zoom

Clinic (Online) – open to all

“Using Lydian Dominant Like a Pro”

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11am-1:30pm Pacific Time (2-4:30pm Eastern) LIVE, REAL-TIME, ONLINE WORKSHOP The Lydian Dominant scale is at the heart of countless famous melodies and solos of modern jazz. Its definition is simple—a Mixolydian scale with a raised four—but this simplicity belies two key complexities: 1. Making Mixolydian-style melodies with a raised four will almost always fail to evoke the beauty and power of the Lydian Dominant sound; and 2. The Lydian Dominant scale is called for in specific situations that are, for the most part, not indicated by the chord changes on a chart. In this workshop we’ll learn to construct lines that are specifically idiomatic to Lydian Dominant, and to recognize the main harmonic situations that call for the use of Lydian Dominant. Students will listen to examples and execute ideas on their instrument.

Noteworthy past venues

  • Blue Note, NYC
  • Blue Whale, Los Angeles
  • Blues Alley, Washington DC
  • Boston Symphony Hall
  • Century Park, Shanghai, China
  • Chris’ Jazz Cafe, Philadelphia
  • Dizzy’s, San Diego
  • Catalina Jazz Club, Los Angeles
  • Earshot Jazz Festival, Seattle
  • Fillmore Jazz Festival, San Francisco
  • Fifty-Five Bar, NYC
  • Frankie’s Jazz, Vancouver, Canada
  • Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
  • Hermann’s Jazz, Victoria, Canada
  • Jazz Alley, Seattle
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center, NYC
  • KCSM Jazz on the Hill, San Mateo, CA
  • The Jazz Standard, NYC
  • Juneau Jazz & Classics Festival
  • Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz
  • LACMA, Los Angeles
  • Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA
  • Monterey Jazz Festival
  • Regattabar, Boston
  • Ryles Jazz Club, Boston
  • San Francisco Jazz Festival
  • Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
  • Scullers Jazz Club, Boston
  • SFJAZZ, San Francisco
  • SLO Jazz Festival, San Luis Obispo
  • The United Nations, NYC
  • Vitello’s, Los Angeles
  • Yardbird Suite, Edmonton, Canada
  • Yoshi’s, Oakland

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—Anton