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Playing the same old chords on every song can get pretty boring, pretty fast. Chord inversions are a way to add color to your average progressions. They give you more harmonic options and stronger bass lines that harmonize better with the main melody, all of which make your sound more interesting. Learning inversions will not […]
In this lesson we look at the popular jazz tune “Minor Blues” by Kurt Rosenwinkel. Please enjoy and feel free to ask any questions about the lesson. See you next week!
In this lesson Dixon Nacey explains three key approaches to improvising that will help you to boost your soloing ability by Replacing the Minor Pentatonic flat 7 scale degree with a major 6 and also adding in chromatics between the whole tones which is a common approach of John Schofield. Finally he teaches a side stepping technique used in context of Robben Ford a popular blues and jazz player. This is great lesson please enjoy and ask questions!
Have you every wanted to break out of playing the same old linear shapes when you improvise? Then this lesson is for you! In this lesson Dixon will break down in detail how to use mapping and mini shapes as a framework for more effective improvisation. When you practice these techniques they will enable you to play with more confidence, originality and style.
In this article we look at ‘Phrasing’ a term used to describe the overall feel of the melodic phrases that a soloist uses. Phrases use a combination of musical materials that we can recognize and study, such as scales, arpeggios, bebop language, linear contour and rhythm. [smart_track_player url="https://soundcloud.com/www-jazzguitarlegend-com/jgl-backing-track-billies"]
This is the lesson Dixon looks in detail at the how to comp and improvise over two well known John Schofield tunes.
In this lesson Dixon will break down (in detail) the relationship that Modes have to tonal centers with an explanation of “Gravity” as a means of understanding the weight of different notes in relation to the tonic.
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