In this lesson we’ll take a Hank Mobley ii-V-I nugget and put it through the 7T Practice Framework to turn it into original vocabulary.
A simple chord-scale exercise for memorizing tunes and examples of an improvisational approach to memorizing and playing over chord changes.
Guide Tone Soloing: Learn to Identify the Most Important Notes in Chord Progressions (and Keep Your Place in the Form)
Learn the most important notes in a chord progression and keep your place in the form.
A Case Study in Applying What You Transcribe and a Terrific Exercise for Getting Chord Changes under Your Fingers (Roy Hargrove on September in the Rain)
How to learn a new piece of vocabulary, apply it, and mix it in with your own improvisations.
Interchangeable Modes and the Value of Repetition – Shedding Session on a Minor ii-V From “Stella By Starlight”
Almost twenty minutes of me shedding just two bars of “Stella By Starlight,” starting with some practicable vocabulary. I’ll show you how I practice looping individual lines and eventually spin it out into full improvisation.
This piece of vocabulary works over both major and minor ii-V’s, making the tune Summertime the perfect vehicle for practice. Remember: your fingers are the time-keeper.