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* Brenden Lowe

Step #5 – Space in Solos

Stage 1 | Lesson: 12 | Step 5 – (Improvisation) Leaving space in solos serves many purposes. The more you can understand WHY this is important, the more likely you are to do it. Leaving space will help YOU gain inspiration about what to play next. It’ll leave room for your LH to comp, and it will give your expression a chance to breathe.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #3 – Melodic Improvisation

Stage 1 | Lesson: 12 | Step 3 – (Improvisation) Focusing your improvisation is always key to creating a burnin solo. Using melodies to create your solo is an amazing approach you can take and should be used often. One melody will out perform a thousand random notes any day.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #4 – Rhythmic Improvisation

Stage 1 | Lesson: 12 | Step 4 – (Improvisation) As Duke Ellington said and wrote, “It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing.” Rhythms are everything in your solo. During an Oscar Peterson solo, the rhythms and accents he uses, literally sound like they could be transcribed from a killin’ drum solo!

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #3 – Connecting Chord Tones With Modes

Stage 1 | Lesson: 11 | Step 3 – (Improvisation) This is a very important step in your improvisation journey. The connection of chord tones with the use of modes will allow your improv to flow through the harmonies in a smooth and non obtrusive way.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #6 – Take The A-Train: Mode Improvisation

Stage 1 | Lesson: 11 | Step 6 – (Improvisation) In this step we’ll be improvising with the modes over the tune, “Take The A-Train”. We’ve practiced isolating the modes over 2-5-1’s. We’ve practiced the modes associated with the tune. Now it’s time to create the real thing!

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #6 – Solo Using Modes

Stage 1 | Lesson: 10 | Step 6 – (Improvisation) Now that we’ve practice our modes we need to start improvising with them! Easier said that done. You’ll want to always focus on chord tones yet use the modes as glue to connect them.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #6 – Hexatonic Dominant 9, #11 (bVII+, I)

Stage 5 | Lesson: 48 | Step 6 – (improvisation) This particular hexatonic sound contains 2 extensions that work over the dominant 7th chord. The combination of the 9 and #11 create a colorful sound without sounding too far “out” because of the natural 9.

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Course Categories: improvisation

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #5 – Space in Solos

Stage 1 | Lesson: 12 | Step 5 – (Improvisation) Leaving space in solos serves many purposes. The more you can understand WHY this is important, the more likely you are to do it. Leaving space will help YOU gain inspiration about what to play next. It’ll leave room for your LH to comp, and it will give your expression a chance to breathe.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #3 – Melodic Improvisation

Stage 1 | Lesson: 12 | Step 3 – (Improvisation) Focusing your improvisation is always key to creating a burnin solo. Using melodies to create your solo is an amazing approach you can take and should be used often. One melody will out perform a thousand random notes any day.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #4 – Rhythmic Improvisation

Stage 1 | Lesson: 12 | Step 4 – (Improvisation) As Duke Ellington said and wrote, “It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing.” Rhythms are everything in your solo. During an Oscar Peterson solo, the rhythms and accents he uses, literally sound like they could be transcribed from a killin’ drum solo!

Enter Now »
* Brenden Lowe

Step #3 – Connecting Chord Tones With Modes

Stage 1 | Lesson: 11 | Step 3 – (Improvisation) This is a very important step in your improvisation journey. The connection of chord tones with the use of modes will allow your improv to flow through the harmonies in a smooth and non obtrusive way.

Enter Now »
* Brenden Lowe

Step #6 – Take The A-Train: Mode Improvisation

Stage 1 | Lesson: 11 | Step 6 – (Improvisation) In this step we’ll be improvising with the modes over the tune, “Take The A-Train”. We’ve practiced isolating the modes over 2-5-1’s. We’ve practiced the modes associated with the tune. Now it’s time to create the real thing!

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #6 – Solo Using Modes

Stage 1 | Lesson: 10 | Step 6 – (Improvisation) Now that we’ve practice our modes we need to start improvising with them! Easier said that done. You’ll want to always focus on chord tones yet use the modes as glue to connect them.

Enter Now »
* Brenden Lowe

Step #6 – Hexatonic Dominant 9, #11 (bVII+, I)

Stage 5 | Lesson: 48 | Step 6 – (improvisation) This particular hexatonic sound contains 2 extensions that work over the dominant 7th chord. The combination of the 9 and #11 create a colorful sound without sounding too far “out” because of the natural 9.

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