George demonstrates how to put everything together using the bop scales, and approach notes provided in the previous lessons. He demonstrates how to play them over the F blues chord changes. He also shows how to use the approach notes to hinge together the bop scales. This is the culmination of everything taught in the F7 blues lessons, and is your first step to becoming a jazz pianist.
- So let's have some fun on the F7 blues,…trying to keep it to just the bop scales…and the approach pattern.…(drum cymbal clicking)…One, two, three four.…(lively blues piano with drum accompaniment)…There, with just a couple of little exceptions…was a nice solo composed entirely of…the tools that we have by articulating differently,…accenting differently, dropping notes,…which is all stuff that I acquired by listening…just tirelessly to the masters.…
Oscar Peterson, Herbie Hancock, Wynton Kelly,…Gene Harris is a favorite.…McCoy Tyner for all the power and the glory…of all that stuff that he plays,…is an incredibly swinging pianist.…And in our list of recommended listening,…I'm going to recommend some records,…but one in particular McCoy record,…you have to hear him play In My Solitude,…a Duke Ellington tune, with Art Taylor on brushes on drums…is one of the swingingest piano tracks ever.…
We have a good command of good notes on these things,…and now it's really just up to your imagination.…We're going to continue to expand on these techniques,…
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