After showing some of the extended B7 9-5 voicings, George walks through the process of practicing what you’ve learned. Here, learn a few exercises to play these with a rolling triplet feel. In the first exercise, accent the third triplet of each beat; in the second, accent the second accent of each beat.
- While we have these voicings going…let's do a little bit of work on our time…and our groove as we're comping here,…and what we're going to do is just a little bit…of exercises in laying these things in…with a real rolling triplet feel going,…and the idea here is very simple.…I'm going to put up a metronome…and I'm going to start with the metronome on all four…so that you can hear what's going on.…
We're going to start by just playing the third triplet…of each quarter note,…so just, it's, we would be going,…(jazz piano notes)…We're trying to do that and just play the third,…(sound cuts out)…(jazz piano notes and metronome)…(low tempo piano music)…That's the basic idea.…
Let's put the metronome on two and four again.…And, again, all of the exercises you can do…with the metronome on two and four,…that's our preferred way of doing it,…because we need to burn into ourselves that…we're playing with a backbeat whenever we're playing any…worthwhile music, basically.…So let's spread it out.…The other thing about putting the metronome on two and four…
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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