Join Tricia Woods for an in-depth discussion in this video Parallel 6ths, part of Beginning Blues Keyboard.
- Another way of comping is to use…a jazzy blues sound called parallel 6ths.…In parallel 6ths, you play the root and the 6th together.…You can use your thumb and your pinky,…(upbeat piano music)…and then you resolve down a whole step…to the flat 7th and 5th of the chord.…Here, I'm in the key of D.…(upbeat piano music)…Let's hear how this sounds through the 12 bars.…(upbeat piano music)…
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- Labeling the chord and triads
- Triad inversions
- The blues scale and the major pentatonic scale
- Playing off the dominant chord and dominant bass line
- Dominant chord inversions
- Playing off the triad
- Blues fills
- Endings and introductions
- Boogie-woogie bass lines
- Cycle of 5ths and the 6th chord
Skill Level Beginner
1. Blues Harmony
2. Blues Melodies
3. Dominant Chords
5. Turnarounds, Endings, and Introductions
Boogie-woogie bass lines4m 12s
7. Advanced Harmony: Slow Blues
Next steps1m 40s
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