In this lesson you work on a complete chord cycle. It is basically a II-V-I with altered chord. George plays over a backing track incorporating everything you've learned including bop scales, pentatonics, approach patterns, arpeggiated triads, and more. George explains what he is playing as he plays over the track.
- Today, we have reached kind of a milestone.…We are going to work the complete chord cycle.…We've been working on two five to ones,…minor, dominant, and one,…and now we're going to add in this down here.…And this makes a complete chord cycle that…naturally gets you through all the different chord qualities…and it's really easy to play to just kind of move this around…to all 12 keys.…
We have this as a PDF.…The chord progressions are clearly outlined in a PDF,…and there are play-along tracks in all 12 keys…at all three different tempos.…Let's take a real quick look at what it is.…It's basically our two five to one.…I'm playing it in B-flat here.…And then we're going to add in this little altered chord.…So what we're getting here is…a little workout on our major chord.…
It works nicely.…Then we're getting our altered chord,…and we're getting a minor chord,…and then we're getting a regular…kind of more natural 13 chord or seven chord here…on the five chord.…So this is the one.…This is the six.…Notice it's on the sixth scale degree,…
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- 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