Building on what you've learned, George shows some basic gospel/bluesy chord voicings that are instantly recognizable, as they have been part of the jazz vocabulary since the 1950s. They are very simple, but have a classic sound that's essential for building your jazz piano skills.
- In our collection of play along tracks,…you're going to find a couple really nice funk tracks…that you can work out on…that have the modes on them,…they have a little progression on them,…and you might want to try playing this with that.…But so my point with that…is that this voicing is often,…especially if you're playing in kind of…more of a funk-based context,…this voicing can carry you through a lot of the gig.…What we're going to do with it though…is we're going to play around with the idea…of moving it up a whole step.…
And again this is really diatonic.…It happens to also be chromatic here…because everything's moving up by the same amount.…But what we're doing is we're taking it…and moving it up to the next notes in the scale.…So the E flat moves up to F.…The G moves up to the A.…And the C moves up to the D.…(piano chords)…In B flat it's the same idea,…flat 7, which is the A flat,…9, which is the C on this chord,…because this would be 8 right, the octave,…9 and 5.…
(piano chords)…You probably kind of recognize that sound.…
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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