At this point, you have a wide array of tools at your disposal. In this video, George explains how to add one more thing to your arsenal—playing the pentatonics in triplet time. This is an opportunity to play everything you’ve learned, and add more of a jazz feel by incorporating the triplets.
- At this point we have a wide array of tools going,…we've got our bop scales, our pentatonic scales,…two different approach patterns, we've got some motivic…playing ideas, we've got chord melodies going,…we've got little interjections with our left hand,…we can comp with both hands.…I'm going to talk a little bit about just a couple…devices that you probably heard me use, one of which…is just this very simple idea of playing an octave, I mean.…
(piano playing)…That's okay but...…(piano playing)…You can literally double the power of it, put six strings…on a note instead of just three by playing octaves.…And I use those freely to just kind of...…(piano playing)…That kind of thing.…The other thing you've probably heard me doing,…which I just routinely do, it's actually a hard habit…to break, is the double stop and that's...…
(piano playing)…Two notes at once, that's kind of a Floyd Kramer thing,…the great country pianist.…(piano playing)…And I'll often use that, we'll cover those a little bit more…later but that's a thing to think about is just making…
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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