Practice is essential to learning an instrument. In this video, George shows how to have some fun while you practice. He demonstrates several things you can do to practice the scales, and also add a bit of improvisation, including playing rhythmically and incorporating the left hand. The goal here is to practice, but also to have fun.
- Let's do a quick pass here practicing…on our little funk track, on these new bop scales.…I'm just going to do an example on our D minor seven…of the different ways that we can have some fun…with this as we practice and make it an…improvisational exercise instead…of just up and down the keyboard.…So, I'm going to start it out and I'll…kind of talk about what I'm doing as I go.…(tempo music)…if you remember, from our comping lessons,…when we got to the minor cord,…we're starting out, we had a thing…with our triads that we've been working with,…where you start out with this…and then you move it up a whole step and back down…and create yourself a little melody.…
And you can do that, I can sit…there all day practically doing that kind of thing.…Little chromatic alterations and so forth,…so maybe as you're practicing, you get yourself…in the groove with this kind of thing.…Lets play it really slow.…
Again, I'm playing a little piece of the scale…and then I'm making a little something out of it…at the end, just kind of tying it together…
Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We're pleased to host this training in our library.
- 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