Playing Parallel Fourths

July 14, 2019

MangoldProject
Published on Jun 14, 2019 MangoldProject

Some Hank Jones, doing his thing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Sbp2…

Last week we’ve discussed using stacks of fourths in the context of harmony, but they can be equally useful when constructing melodies! Here I’m going to point out they can be used to play melody lines as well, with quite a distinctive, modal sound. To do this, I’ll play an excerpt out of a Hank Jones piece and we’ll discuss it briefly.