The first scale needed to play the 2-5-1 is the E minor bop scale. In this video, George demonstrates the notes of the scale and how they fit in the progression.
- First scale we need to get into…to add to our vocabulary to play a two five to D…is the E minor seven, or the E minor bop scale.…And this follows the same format as our…previous minor bop scales in that we've added…a little note, the C here, to make an eight-note scale.…(playing scales)…So let's take a look at how we finger that.…
(playing scales)…It follows a little bit of a familiar formula for us…in that there's a group of two that I usually play…with my thumb and my first finger,…then there's two groups of three.…In this case, it's one two, one two three,…one two three, one two, one two three, one two three, one.…Let's look a little bit at our E minor seven chord,…what it's built of.…Same as ever, there's our E minor triad.…
And then we're adding the seventh to it,…and in our left hand now, we have this voicing,…where we're adding the F sharp, which is the nine on there,…to put it, a little bit of a buzz on there.…(playing chords)…And the scale that we've chosen, once again,…if we look at the notes that are on the beat, which,…
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- Adding extensions to guide tones
- Integrating 9th chords
- The 2-5-1 progression
- Practicing essential jazz scales
- The E minor bop scale
- The D major 7 bop scale
- Arpeggiated triads as a melodic device