George shows an alternative way to practice the 9th chords—by going through the circle of 5ths. After each chord, you move on to the 5th of that chord until you make your way through all the chords.
- There's another way to practice these ninth chords…and that is to practice them on the circle of fifths…or the cycle of fifths, whichever one you want to call it.…That's really basically, it couldn't be simpler.…You just do like this.…There's a pdf of this and what it is of course is…We starts with C 7, we're going to make it C 9,…then since C 7 resolves to F,…then you just keep going around.…
It starts on C 9, then you'll have F 9,…then since F resolves down a fifth to B flat,…we'll have B flat 9 then that resolves to E flat 9,…A flat 9, D flat 9, G flat 9.…And you just go around the circle like that.…What I'd like to do here is…I'm going to play two bars of each of these chords…and I'm going to play a real simple pattern.…
One and three, four, one and two, three, four.…So one, two, three, four, one, two, three, four,…one, two, three, four,…like this.…You'll hear it and we're going to try to put these…back on the back of the beat,…especially the one that's the off-beat.…So one.…One.…Get it to stick a little bit.…
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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