Here George teaches two more pentatonic scales, the G minor 7 and G minor 6 pentatonic scales. He demonstrates the fingering for each and shows how to play them over a slow blues.
- Let's take a look now at our G minor pentatonic scales…I'm going to show them and finger them first and then we're…going to do the same kind of very simple just play them…up and down and reverse direction from time to time.…G minor seven pentatonic it's the same idea.…One, flat three, which is the B flat, perfect four,…which is the C, perfect five which is the D, the flat seven…is the F.…
(piano playing)…Now to finger these things, the way that I like to do it…is to start on the two, two, four, one, two, one, two,…four, one, two, one, two, four, one, two, one, two, four…one, two, one, two.…(piano playing)…I'm not sure why I use the four there instead of…(piano playing)…somehow I think it's a little easier for me to cross…under the four here, here 'cause especially down low,…my wrist is twisted in a way to get to the third, but that…seems like more of a reach than this.…
It could just be the way my hand is put together.…That's the fingering up and down, is two on the G, four…on the B flat, one, two, on the C and D, then one…
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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