Here, take all that you’ve learned in previous videos and begin to incorporate motivic playing. George demonstrates how to do this over the F blues by expanding on the pentatonic scale and utilizing all the tools you’ve learned to create a really great solo.
- We've developed a lot of different approaches…to playing our F blues now, and once again,…just to kind of get it to consolidate,…let's play the blues, now we'll add in this…kind of motific development, and I'm going to expand…a little bit, especially on the pentatonics…to playing some shapes that aren't necessarily…the linear scale.…And you'll hear that there's really just…enormous potential with this collection of tools…to play a really great solo.…
A lot of it is in how you're going to articulate it,…how you're going to accent it to make the line dance,…and to make it sit in a cool way.…So I'm just going to start up the F7 blues at 110 beats…per minute, and let's see where we go.…One, two, three, four,…(piano playing over backing track)…There's an example of just taking the tools that we have…and kind of working 'em in in different ways.…
I tried to play something from every variety of things…that we've discussed so far.…Let me point something out to you as we're playing here,…which is that if you want to move to the C Blues,…
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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