Continuing with the F7 blues, use this familiar progression to practice the pentatonics. Using the scales you’ve learned, George shows how to play your scales over the chord changes and the F7 blues backing track.
- Let's put these pentatonic scales on our F blues now.…Again, what we're going to do with this,…on our F7, we're going to go ahead.…(piano playing)…we're going to use the F minor seven pentatonic because…when you play the blues,…(piano playing)…it doesn't have to be the natural third,…and the blues scale, which is our F minor pentatonic…with the addition of...…
the G minor six pentatonic scale.…So, I'm just going to start up the track,…let's do this first on our really slow track,…and I'm going to create some shapes out of our pentatonic.…It's not as simple maybe as just going.…(piano playing)…We don't want that.…Go ahead and start and stop and start to get into the habit…of phrasing as we go.…
(piano playing)…That kind of thing and then since we worked on our approach…patterns, by all means let's throw those in there as well.…(piano playing)…So I'm just going to play around with these different…ideas, again we're using only two tools, or at least…I'm going to at this point as we start to integrate…these pentatonics onto our F7 Blues.…
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- Playing with both hands
- Basic jazz vocabulary
- Practicing pentatonics using approach patterns
- Combining bop scales, pentatonics, and approach patterns
- Adding guide tones
- Building a motif around a combination of notes