In this video, take a look at integrating approach patterns into the bop scales. The principle is the same—play a bit of the scale and then add the approach pattern at the end. After that, play the chords of the F7 blues progression with your left hand, and play the scales and approach patterns with your right hand. With these tools, you have what you need to construct a really nice solo.
- Let's get approach pattern number one…integrated into these three new scales.…The B flat seven, the G minor seven, and the C seven,…and we're going to take a little bit more…of an improvisational approach to this,…and what I'm going to try to do is space it out in such a way…that you can figure out your fingering before you hit it.…So rather than.…(piano playing)…Like that, we're going to kind of play it like this.…
(piano playing)…One, two, three…(piano playing)…four, one, you're looking at your…(piano playing)…like this, because it isn't a practical thing…to write out fingerings for all the approach patterns…in every permutation.…Coming from above, coming from below,…skipping a sixth to get there, and so forth.…So let's put up the play along track.…I'm going to do this on the B flat seven dominant…play along track at 140 BPM, 140 beats per minute,…because you'll find that while it takes a little more time…to get your fingering together,…it's easier to swing at a comfortable tempo like that…than it has been at our 80 beats per minute…
Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We're pleased to host this training in our library.
- The blues in F
- Building a scale out of the F7 chord
- The B flat 7 bop scale
- The G minor 7 bop scale
- The C7 bop scale
- Practicing guide tones