Lydian Ending Practice Sessions
Practice Session 2: Apply the Lydian Ending
To learn how to use the lydian ending.
Add the lydian ending to the last four measures of the tune "You Are Too Beautiful."
The chord changes to the last four measures of the tune "You Are Too Beautiful" are written on the staff below. In the extra three measures provided, play the lydian ending for this tune.
Replace the I chord in the last measure (Cmaj7) with the lydian chord (#IV-7b5, F#-7b5). Play it for two beats. Follow this chord with four chromatically descending minor 7 chords (F-7, E-7, Eb-7, D-7), the substitute dominant (Db7) for two beats each and finally the I chord (Cmaj7 with or without the #11 extension).
Play the chords however you feel comfortable. In root position, using rootless voicings or spread voicings. Check your chords with the answer key by turning the page of the notation gallery. To turn the page, swipe (on touchscreen devices) or press the navigation arrows on PCs (hover over the notation to reveal the arrows).
Compare your answers with the answer key on the next page of the notation gallery above. To turn the page, swipe (on touchscreen devices) or press the navigation arrows on PCs (hover over the notation to reveal the arrows).
Feel free to ask questions about anything you don’t understand.
Read through tunes from the Real Book and attempt to add the lydian ending to appropriate tunes.
Remember, major tunes that end on the tonic are good candidates for the lydian ending.
This is a lot of work. If you get stuck, confused, frustrated or need help for any reason contact me and I will get you through it.