George gives an overview of what you'll learn in upcoming videos—which focus on playing classic bebop. With classic bebop, the chords of the music are something that you work within, by altering dominant chords, adding tensions, and working with upper structure triads.
- I'm going to take a little break here…and just give you a sneak preview of some of…the good stuff that's coming up.…We are working on playing really in-sync kind of consonant.…Basically, what we're working on is playing classic Bebop,…in which the chords are something…that at this level, we're working within.…We're coming up to some lessons…on ways to expand that and introduce…a lot of, kind of, sophisticated colors that…let us take something like this, and we're going to…maybe do this on it, do this on it.…
Something like this.…And, what we're going to do is, we're going to alter…the dominant chord, so it's going to be E Minor…and then instead of this variety of A7, which includes.…Includes the chord tones from our…basic seventh chord bob scale.…We're going to, kind of mess it up a little bit…and we're going to add some tensions and...…
So, what I've done here is I've got the…the two five to D track going…and the one that I'm playing is…a two bars per E Minor and A7 to four bars of the D.…It's basically expanded by a factor of two,…
Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We're pleased to host this training in our library.
- Adding extensions to guide tones
- Integrating 9th chords
- The 2-5-1 progression
- Practicing essential jazz scales
- The E minor bop scale
- The D major 7 bop scale
- Arpeggiated triads as a melodic device