George shares how to apply what you’ve learned about approach patterns in the previous lesson, and shows how to get the first approach pattern under your fingers. The object is to approach each chord tone in the chord. These will be the target notes, or the notes where the approach notes resolve. Target note chord tones are played on the beat to outline the chords in the progression.
- Let's take a look at how we can…get these approach patterns,…this first approach pattern under our fingers.…And we're going to make it easy.…We're going to put a little bit of space in between these.…You need to be able to approach each degree of the chord,…each tone in the chord.…So we want to make target notes out of F, A,…C, and E flat.…And the reason we're using, again,…using chord tones as our target notes…is because once you land on the target note…on a chord tone on the beat,…you're free to do,…you know your bop scale…or wherever you want to go from there.…
But you start out with a chord tone on the beat.…So by way of practicing these,…let's start out by approaching the root and the fifth…of the F7 chord.…So we're talking about F and C.…And the fingering for this is pretty simple.…This is typical jazz fingering.…And we're going to want to get eventually to where…we can…find fingerings for these on the fly.…'Cause you don't know where you're going to be coming from…and where you're going, you know,…could be anywhere.…
Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We're pleased to host this training in our library.
- 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