|1. Lesson 1 - The Half Diminished in ActionHalf diminished chord tones on the 1st step of the
diminished ladder form traditional V7 jazz vocabulary on the 2nd scale step of the II-7b5 In all keys . Half Diminished chord tones are also combined with tones of the major 7th chords for more traditional “licks” in “Sweet GA Brown.” Half-step shifts of the Half diminished chord round out this lesson.
|2. Lesson 2 - The Half Diminished and the Tri-tone SubstituteHalf Diminished chord tone “set ups” on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd steps of the diminished ladder form traditional vocabulary that is cycled through the II-b5, V (tri-tone substitute) and IM7 in all keys. The lesson is concluded with half diminished chords suggested for “Perdido”, “Yardbird Suite” and “Ornithology.”|