This lesson is the culmination of all that you’ve learned, including the bop scales, pentatonic scales, approach patterns, chord melodies, and two-handed comping. Here, George shows how to play everything in your jazz piano toolbox over the F7 blues. This is your big first step in incorporating what you’ve learned into your playing.
- So, we're ready to play on our F blues now…using every tool that we've got in our box.…We've got our bop scales.…(piano music)…We've got our pentatonic scales.…(piano music)…We've got approach pattern.…(piano music)…We've got those.…We've got some chord melody things.…(piano music)…We've got two handed copping to throw in there…(piano music) like that.…
I'm going to play a few rounds here just having some fun…and trying to use only the tools that we have so far.…For the time being, I'm going to leave my left hand out of it…and in our next lesson, we'll add in our guide tones…and we should be playing really great on the blues…at that point.…So, let's just have some fun with this.…For now, I'm going to (piano music)…keep the pentatonic stuff mostly as scale stuff…(piano music) going from one tone to the other…rather than (piano music) skipping around like that.…
That's something to work on, but for this level,…let's stick with just kind of playing it…more in a scalar fashion.…(blues music)…(bluesy piano music)…And there it is.…
Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We're pleased to host this training in our library.
- 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