After putting everything together in the previous video, George shows how and where to place the guide tones on the F7 blues with your left hand as you solo with your right hand. George restricts his soloing to only playing the pentatonic scales, which he explains can really open up your playing in a non-linear sense.
- Last step as we put it together and complete…everything that we've worked on so far on our F7 Blues.…We're just going to add a little support from the left…hand and again the guide tones, E flat and A.…Slide down to D and A flat when we hit the B flat,…back up to A and E flat and when we hit the G minor seven,…F and B flat and for the C7, E and B flat.…
Again these are the third and seventh of the chord…they give us the essential quality of the chord,…the fifth isn't necessary to convey the essential…quality unless we're doing a special kind of minor chord…that we're going to discuss later.…So let's roll a little track, I'm going to play this…on the very slowest blues, 80 beats per minute,…which again is a really slow tempo to be swinging…the way that we're doing it.…But it gives us a little bit more time to think about where…we want things to go.…
So just as a way of illustrating how to work it and where…to put the time on such a slow tempo, I'm going to do one…on that slow one, the 80 beats per minute F blues.…
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- Playing with both hands
- Basic jazz vocabulary
- Practicing pentatonics using approach patterns
- Combining bop scales, pentatonics, and approach patterns
- Adding guide tones
- Building a motif around a combination of notes