EX­AM­PLE 8 STATIC MO­TIFIC IDEAS AND 'COLTRANE' CHANGES OVER ONE CHORD

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Things be­gin rather as we might ex­pect in bars 1 to 3 here, with G Mi­nor melodies played against a G Mi­nor static har­mony. Mat­ters be­come rather more in­volved in bars 3-5, though, when Philip im­plies a har­monic se­riesb of four-note tetra­chord ideas (r-2-3-5), ini­tially fol­low­ing a se­quence of B , Db and G , an idea you hear in a num­ber of John Coltrane’s com­po­si­tions and there­fore re­ferred to as ‘Coltrane’ changes, be­fore re­vis­it­ing that tri­tone d and a idea we first saw in Ex­am­ple 3, all against our static G Mi­nor back­drop.

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