Expanding on our list of scales, George shows the C7, F7, and Bb major 7 bop scale. These are the scales to be used in the song “Tune Up” and will help you in your soloing over the chord changes. George shows the chord tones and fingering for these scales, and which scale to use over each chord. He suggests adding approach patterns when going from scale to scale as you play through the chord changes.
- We've finally arrived at the most commonly…played sequence in the history of jazz,…the two, five, one to B-flat.…And I think that part of the reason that everybody…wants to play in B-flat is because it's a very comfortable…combination of a couple of black notes in there…to help keep your hand anchored,…but it's not like playing in C-sharp minor…or something like that.…
Let's take a look at our bop scales for this,…and how we would finger those.…What we're going to do first is take a look at the chord…tones of C minor seven.…Once we get this two, five sequence under our fingers,…we're ready to play Tune Up.…There's our C minor triad.…There's our seventh on it.…And as ever, we're going to…add little passing tone between five and six,…so that we keep the chord tones on the beat.…
That's how we do it.…To finger it, let's start with the third.…This is a little bit of an unusual one for me.…Three, one, two, one, two, three,…one, two, three, one, two, one, two,…three, one, two, three.…Again, somehow it happens that we're only really using…
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- 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