George demonstrates how to get the F7 bop scale exercises to start sounding like jazz. He talks about articulation, dynamics, and getting the exercises to swing by playing them with a jazz feel. George shows how to accomplish this by playing triplets and articulating the notes with different accents. The goal of this lesson is to get you playing all aspects of jazz—with the exception of improvisation—using the F7 bop scale.
- So the next thing we're going to do,…let's play this.…We're going to put up our first play along track.…This first play along track,…you want to put up the F7 dominant modal track.…Which means it's just a track…that's going to play you a F7 baseline…for four and a half or five minutes.…It's great for working out on this kind of thing.…It has a baseline under it, it has a live drummer.…So this way we can start to get our feet wet playing…with a rhythm section.…
And we're basically just going to do the same thing…that we already did.…For me, it's kind of instinctive…to want to try to lay back against the beat.…To really put the notes behind the beat.…And you'll probably hear that as we go.…But let's just give you a taste of what this is like.…You'll hear one, two, one, two, three, four…on a high hat, the little symbol set on the left.…And then the time kicks in.…So this is how we would do it.…(symbols)…(piano)…So there's are F7 bop scale…over the rhythm section.…
You probably notice that…apart from the fact that it's a little monotonous…
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- The blues in F
- Building a scale out of the F7 chord
- The B flat 7 bop scale
- The G minor 7 bop scale
- The C7 bop scale
- Practicing guide tones