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 we examine the 12 Bar Jazz-Blues. In order to better understand this, we should first examine the common 12 bar Blues form: We find chords (by order of relationship to the tonic or root chord of Bb7) as follows: Bars 1 – 4: | I | IV | I | I | […]
Played the second time on the video with a slight embellishment, these two question and answer phrases deal much more with jazz scales, introducing a tension tone at the end of the first phrase which outlines the Bmi7(b5) chord and then some more altered scale tones over the E7(#9) chord used throughout the answering phrase. […]
There are two contrasting phrases covered here; the first is based on a classic rock blues ‘licks’ bend lick with some trills, the second utilizes an altered scale tone (the G#) as taken from the 7th mode of the melodic minor with the root note on the E (E altered scale). It also uses chromatic […]
Further use of consequent and antecedent phrases based along the blues scale; phrase one has a descending structure with some repetitive rhythmic elements; phrase two is short and sweet with a resolution to the flattened 3rd of the scale. Be careful when playing this slightly more complex figure to get an exact fingering before you […]
Again we see a consequent and antecedent phrase here – sometimes referred to as ‘question and answer’ or if played between musicians, a ‘call and response’. That is: the first phrase leads (asks a question) and the second phrase concludes (answers the question). Phrase one descends from a high tonic note, with repetitive rhythmic structures […]
This lesson focuses on the Ami pentatonic scale, with a simple figure in two parts; the ‘glissando’ part which is tonic to flat 3rd, then restated on the5th and flat 7th in an ascending line; then an answering phrase using descending pentatonic notes from the flat 3rd (C), again with a small glissando from the […]