JustJazz Edited Archives (vol. 1 -112)General TheoryWhat is backcycling? 3Use of Dim7 Chords 5The Minor Plagal Cadence 13Some Scales and Modes 14Shell Voicings 18Guitar "Shell Voicings" (jazzguitar.com) 165http://www.jazzguitar.com/lessons/lesson7.htmlOther TopicsFakebooks and the Canon 19Kids Tunes as Practice Aid 21Recommended Books and Other Material 29Guitar Voicings 34Transcribing Technique and Technology 44Discussions of the following tunes:Confirmation 51Fly Me to the Moon 56Four on Six 57Israel 63Satin Doll 67Stella 70
Chord SubstitutionsChord Substitution TheoryGeneral Sub Theory 81Tritone Substitutions 88TunesAutumn Leaves 92Beautiful Love 94Darn That Dream 96Days of Wine and Roses 100Doxy 106Dreamsville 107Easy To Love 108Emily 110Georgia 113How About You 115How High the Moon 119I Remember You 120It Never Entered My Mind 124I've Told Every Little Star 126Laura 129Misty 129Over The Rainbow 131Solar 132Star Eyes 132Time After Time 137When You Wish Upon A Star 141You Must Believe In Spring 145You're My Everything 147Xmas TunesFrosty the Snowman 150Have Yourself a Merry Xmas 151Jingle Bells 153Let It Snow! (3x) 155Santa Claus is Comin' to Town 156Silver Bells 160The Xmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) 161Winter Wonderland 162
DISCUSSION OF BACKCYCLINGreed to john:Backcycling is essentially working backward from a place you wantto get to.For example suppose you want to get to a Cmaj7 chord.Well you can work backward and look for chords that would resolveto the Cmaj7.For example:G7 Cmaj7Dmi7 G7 |Cmaj7 |Emi7 A7 | Dmi7 G7 | CDbmaj7 Cmaj7 |Abmaj7 Dbmaj7 | Cmaj7Abmaj7 Dbmaj7 | Dmi7 G7 | CF#min7 B7 | Cmaj7 |I mean there are a million of different things you can do depending onthe tune.Some are pretty standard, some more unusual.So why is this any different from just working forwards?Well in a way it is the same though sometimes by looking where we wantgo and working backwards we will see things differently.Sometimes we can interrupt a forward flow as long as we use a convincingbackcycling method. In other words we already have set in motion wherewe are going and we just take a little detour.