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* Brenden Lowe

Step #8 – Upper Structure Dominant Improv

Stage 4 | Lesson: 38 | Step 8 – (improvisation) This step is very fun because there are so many colors to choose from. You have so many extensions to use in your improv from these upper structure triads that you’ll be able to produce some amazing jazz sounds! Don’t let the selection overwhelm you. Pick a couple and stick with them for a while.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #11 – Upper Structure Improv

Stage 4 | Lesson: 37 | Step 11 – (Improvisation) Using upper structure triads to improvise with give us A LOT of colors. This is fantastic! We can now add specific sounds and colors into our improvisation to create some beautiful sounds.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #10 – b5 Pentatonic Improv

Stage 4 | Lesson: 37 | Step 10 – (Improvisation) The b5 pentatonic scale is going to resemble the lydian sound because of the color it contains. If you’re use to the #11 sound than this is going to be almost identical. Although the patterns and movements you’ll create will be different than scalar motion.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #6 – #2 Pentatonic Improv

Stage 4 | Lesson: 36 | Step 6 – (Improvisation) Using the #2 pentatonic scale for improv can be combined with blues lines or simply used separately. Experiment with both and see what sound you like best. Again this pentatonic scale has mixed reviews by players.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #7 – Major Extension Improv

Stage 4 | Lesson: 36 | Step 7 – (Improvisation) The major 7th extensions produce beautiful open, and wondering colors. These are fantastic to use as you resolve to the major 7 chords in 2-5-1s.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #6 – Altered Scale Improv

Stage 4 | Lesson: 35 | Step 6 – (Improvisation) The altered scale can be used to improvise in any way shape or form. Move up, move down. Simply experiment and see what tickles your fancy.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #7 – b2 Pentatonic Improv

Stage 4 | Lesson: 35 | Step 7 – (Improvisation) The b2 pentatonic will take a little getting used to when implementing. The middle eastern sound it creates will not be great for everywhere but when you find a place bring it out, it will sound great.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #8 – Dominant Extensions Improv

Stage 4 | Lesson: 35 | Step 8 – (Improvisation) Improv with dominant extensions can get overwhelming. There are so many. Which ones do you use. Take each extension one at a time first then start combining them.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #5 – Minor Pentatonic Improv

Stage 4 | Lesson: 34 | Step 5 – (Improvisation) Like it’s major sibling, the minor pentatonic is highly popular and very widely used. It can produce an extremely cool modern sound that is used very often by the likes of Chick, Herbie, Kenny Kirkland, and many others.

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Course Categories: improvisation

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #8 – Upper Structure Dominant Improv

Stage 4 | Lesson: 38 | Step 8 – (improvisation) This step is very fun because there are so many colors to choose from. You have so many extensions to use in your improv from these upper structure triads that you’ll be able to produce some amazing jazz sounds! Don’t let the selection overwhelm you. Pick a couple and stick with them for a while.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #11 – Upper Structure Improv

Stage 4 | Lesson: 37 | Step 11 – (Improvisation) Using upper structure triads to improvise with give us A LOT of colors. This is fantastic! We can now add specific sounds and colors into our improvisation to create some beautiful sounds.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #10 – b5 Pentatonic Improv

Stage 4 | Lesson: 37 | Step 10 – (Improvisation) The b5 pentatonic scale is going to resemble the lydian sound because of the color it contains. If you’re use to the #11 sound than this is going to be almost identical. Although the patterns and movements you’ll create will be different than scalar motion.

Enter Now »
* Brenden Lowe

Step #6 – #2 Pentatonic Improv

Stage 4 | Lesson: 36 | Step 6 – (Improvisation) Using the #2 pentatonic scale for improv can be combined with blues lines or simply used separately. Experiment with both and see what sound you like best. Again this pentatonic scale has mixed reviews by players.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #7 – Major Extension Improv

Stage 4 | Lesson: 36 | Step 7 – (Improvisation) The major 7th extensions produce beautiful open, and wondering colors. These are fantastic to use as you resolve to the major 7 chords in 2-5-1s.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #6 – Altered Scale Improv

Stage 4 | Lesson: 35 | Step 6 – (Improvisation) The altered scale can be used to improvise in any way shape or form. Move up, move down. Simply experiment and see what tickles your fancy.

Enter Now »
* Brenden Lowe

Step #7 – b2 Pentatonic Improv

Stage 4 | Lesson: 35 | Step 7 – (Improvisation) The b2 pentatonic will take a little getting used to when implementing. The middle eastern sound it creates will not be great for everywhere but when you find a place bring it out, it will sound great.

Enter Now »
* Brenden Lowe

Step #8 – Dominant Extensions Improv

Stage 4 | Lesson: 35 | Step 8 – (Improvisation) Improv with dominant extensions can get overwhelming. There are so many. Which ones do you use. Take each extension one at a time first then start combining them.

Enter Now »
* Brenden Lowe

Step #5 – Minor Pentatonic Improv

Stage 4 | Lesson: 34 | Step 5 – (Improvisation) Like it’s major sibling, the minor pentatonic is highly popular and very widely used. It can produce an extremely cool modern sound that is used very often by the likes of Chick, Herbie, Kenny Kirkland, and many others.

Enter Now »
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