mark levine states on p123 of the jazz piano book:
"the ability to move around by minor thirds on diminished scale chords is useful when playing upper structures."

levine gives an example using "here's that rainy day", featuring upper structure vi chords. i like this sound and understand the theory but apart from playing "here's that rainy day" i can't seem to move forward.

are there any examples of standards that have melodies that move in minor thirds where this technique can be applied?

it is only a tiny part of the melody of "rainy day" that is played in the book, so i'm guessing it will only be fragments from other tunes as well where this technique can be applied.

i'm spending a lot of time focusing on the d7b9/diminished scale thing  
and trying to pull together thoughts around scales, voicings and chord substitution. all solo piano.

many thanks

chris
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works on misty.  

start db - g - c - e (where melody is c)
then go down minor 3rds.
thanks knotty

is this technique worth bothering with - it seems a highly technical way of achieving what exactly?
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