Using the tools that you have so far, George demonstrates how to play the tune “Tune Up” using everything you've learned in previous lessons. George’s performance is designed for you to see if you can hear the scales and techniques he’s taught. An overhead view of his playing also helps you to see exactly what he is doing and how he is fingering the notes.
- Let's tie a bunch of things together at this point…because we have quite an array of ways to go on Tune Up.…We have our natural bob scales,…which we're going to keep on the Minors and the Majors.…We now have the addition of an altered sound on…our dominant chord, on our five chords.…We have the approach patterns going,…we have Pentatonics going on this…and we have chord melody stuff we can do.…
We have our arpeggiate of triads.…So what I'm going to do here is start kind of in the beginning…with the things that we started to acquire,…the tools that we started to…acquire on each of these things.…Play a little representative chorus maybe,…with each one and then I'm going to tie it together…and you can hear that we really have enough…going on this song at this point.…To make some really cool music that's unique to us.…
I'm going to put up the track, Tune Up,…at a 110 beats per minute.…Going to start with...…With some stuff in the natural world as far as…our 7th chords go and mix in some…approach patterns there and we'll just see where we go.…
Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We're pleased to host this training in our library.
- Practicing pentatonics
- Two-handed comping
- C7, F7, and Bb major 7 bop scales
- Practicing essential jazz scales as a cadence
- Working on the 1-6-2-5 chord cycle
- Practicing altered dominant scales