I have read about a different approach to music, the symmetrical approach of analyzing, that was after I listened to a the jazz standard Giant Steps and heard that the technique that is used in the song is also used as a special technique in jazz improvisation.
The piece have a lot of "weird" chord changes it almost has no specific scale. After digging here and there in Google I have found that this is a symmetrical approach rather a tonal one.
apparently I and most of us use the "tonal" approach to analyse music and play.
Can someone explain for me the tonal and symmetrical analysis approach? and how they apply to the "Giant Steps" Jazz standard analysis.
Here is a quote from the site :
The new territory Giant Steps brought to the jazz tradition came from its rigorous exploration of basic jazz building blocks - ii-V-I chord progressions. However, in Giant Steps ii-V-I chord progressions articulate symmetry rather than tonality.