In this lesson we learn how to use the right hand to play over altered dominant chords. George shows you how to finger these on the piano and explains how altered harmony is a much more expressive device and compares and contrasts the altered scales with regular scales.
- The entire time that we've been doing these lessons…up to this point, I have been restraining myself…from going one of my favorite places,…which is the altered dominant sound.…We have been working on more of the natural dominant sound,…the one without all the weird extensions and tensions,…but my instinct when I'm playing on something like this…is to go more often than not actually…with the altered dominant,…and the thinking here, let's take a look…at what an altered dominant is.…
Here's our root.…I'm going to do this in A seven,…since we were just playing it on tune up.…You guide tones, the third and the seventh,…and then we've been using this to make a ninth chord.…That's a major-ish sound to me.…It's the happier variant on a seventh chord…if we're going to add extensions.…Now we're looking at, to me, a much jazzier texture,…and what that is it's the sharp nine of the chord.…
Again, here's the third, there's the seventh,…eight, nine, and we're going to raise it up a little bit,…and that produces this great thing that wants to really,…
Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We're pleased to host this training in our library.
- Practicing pentatonics
- Two-handed comping
- C7, F7, and Bb major 7 bop scales
- Practicing essential jazz scales as a cadence
- Working on the 1-6-2-5 chord cycle
- Practicing altered dominant scales