Giant Steps

Several lessons on the John Coltrane composition “Giant Steps”.

  1. Giant Steps Bundle PDF (melody, chords, scale, voice leading, patterns)!

  2. Chord Progression Analysis

  3. Melody Analysis


Giant Steps PDF Bundle

PDF with the melody, chords, scales, voice leading, and some of my personal patterns over John Coltrane’s Giant Steps. Videos coming soon!

Treble Clef
Bass Clef
Bb
Bb (higher octave)
Eb


  1. Chord Progression Analysis

In this lesson we are working with chord functionality over John Coltrane's "Giant Steps". The emphasis here is on understanding the three keys of the song, and the way that pre-dominant and dominant harmony is used to reach each tonic. 

PDF


2. Melody Analysis

Analysis of the melody to John Coltrane's Giant Steps! This is an essential exercise for me as a composer. It helps me gain a deeper insight in compositional process and use of tension and release. Enjoy!

PDF


3. Pattern 1

First of the four patterns I’ve written over the form to “Giant Steps”. Check the Giant Steps Bundle at the top of this thread for a PDF download in your key!


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