Creating Counterpoint Using Guide Tones in Jazz Improvisation

This is the second of a two-part series on linear improvisation using guide tones in jazz. Although geared towards pianists, the principles can be adapted to other instruments as well. (I recommend viewing the first of the series ‘Creating Linear Connections Using Guide Tones in Jazz Improvisation‘ to maintain continuity).

Here I’m demonstrating how to create a ‘double counterpoint’ or two melodies that complement and play off each other solely using the right hand. The technique used is similar to when playing polyphonic keyboard works by Bach and Handel.

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Recorded and mixed at the Leitmotif Piano Studio.

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