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Odd meters are not hard…they are merely unfamiliar. In this series I’m going to get you grooving in 7/8 (7/4).
In this series you’ll learn: 1) How to break a modal tune into parts; 2) How to determine what scales go with what chords; 3) Practice strategies for mastering each chord, scale, and the tune as a whole.
This course will walk you through all the steps necessary to master this common jazz standard
In this series I’ll use the keyboard to demonstrate how to visualize extracting major triads from diminished chords and how to find the right diminished scale (and by extension, major triads) to apply over a minor chord.
I’m going to take you step-by-step through a mind map of how to get a ton out of one solo. By the end of a month, you will master a small part of this solo, or all of it, if you can.
Let’s go to the keyboard to visualize several things that will help you simplify—and thus extend—your ideas over a tune.
In this series we’ll dissect a very common turnaround in a very common key: Am7 / D7 / GMaj7 / E7.
What started as an analysis of a Joshua Redman-inspired lick, transcribed by this student, wound up being a springboard for a thorough discussion of technique, practice approach, muscle memory, playing with good time, articulation, mental focus, sound, the blues, and much, much more. The lesson is over an hour long but I broke it into […]