masterclass

  • Music is my language, my form of communicating. Pre-enrollment for my MasterClass is now open. I’ll show you that bold ideas can come from anyone and all you need is a guitar or piano to make music.

  • MasterClasses are available in: Jazz Piano - Music production and Songwriting

  • About the teacher:
    Dragan was born ( Dragan Petrovic) in Belgrade 1961. He is naturalized Canadian who immigrated to Canada /Toronto/ in the early nineties, from his native Belgrade where he made a living as a professional musician. His influences are great pianists such as Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Bill Evans and Diana Krall. Playing Jazz and Commercial music in Belgrade and Europe, Dragan composed and arranged music for theater's and Radio and TV stations. 2001 He graduated from Berklee College in Boston.
    He presently works as a producer and jazz pianist.

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    Discography:
  • - Jazz After Dark - 2000
  • - Cafe Nervosa - 2004
  • - The Vibe - New York Jazz 2011
MasterClass preview - PEDAL POINT
A pedal point is a great composing tool for creating tension. I was using Cm as my tonal centre. All harmonies that I've created using C bass note, making more - less dissonant chord quality. This harmony battle creates tension, particularly when used in a minor key.
PEDAL POINT definition: A pedal point is a sustained note during which the harmony above it changes in some way so that the overall sound becomes dissonant. Pedal point is wanting to pull the harmony back to the root whilst the changing chords above it are pulling the harmony elsewhere.