Satin Doll Tutorial Part 2
From watching part 1 you should now be familiar with the form, the melody and the chord changes. We will now explore some more stylistic aspects of how the tune is commonly played.
This lesson starts with a discussion about the pedal point that we used in the introduction and then we’ll focus on our left hand, looking at approach patterns and passing tones to create more interesting bass patterns in the lower registers.
We then explore the turnaround options and variations that are available to us.
The final section of the tutorial moves into rootless comping voicings where we focus on 3 main types of voicings:
The 4 Way Close which is a early style of block chord.
Red Garland Voicings which are constructed from a rootless voicing in the left hand and an octave in the right hand with a perfect 5th interval in the middle.
- Quartal Voicings which are derived from pentatonic harmony.