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Step #7 – Minor 7th Chord Listening

Stage 0 | Lesson: 07 | Step 7 – (Repertoire) In this lesson you will practice developing your ear by listening for instances of minor 7th chords. While reading the lead sheet of “Footprints,” follow along with the provided audio track and notice when you hear a minor 7th chord sound. By practicing your ability to hear certain chord qualities, you will improve your ear training and boost your overall musicality!

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #6 – Take The A-Train: Bass Notes

Stage 0 | Lesson: 06 | Step 6 – (Repertoire) In this step of the tune-learning process, you will learn the bass notes to “Take the A Train.” This step will start you out with a simple bass line, but opens up new possibilities for expanding a new left hand texture of bass accompaniment. This translates to walking bass lines, solo piano, and more!

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #7 – Dominant 7th Chord Listening

Stage 0 | Lesson: 06 | Step 7 – (Repertoire) In this lesson you will practice developing your ear by listening for instances of Dominant 7th chords. While reading the lead sheet of “Blue Monk,” follow along with the provided audio track and notice when you hear a Dominant 7th chord sound. By practicing your ability to hear certain chord qualities, you will improve your ear training and boost your overall musicality!

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #7 – Jazz Forms & Structures

Stage 0 | Lesson: 05 | Step 7 – (Repertoire) In this lesson you will begin to explore fundamental forms and structures found in jazz music. This includes AABA form, 1st and 2nd endings, and bar numbers. By understanding various forms and structures in the jazz style, you will be better prepared to learn the repertoire.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #8 – Major 7th Chord Listening

Stage 0 | Lesson: 05 | Step 8 – (Repertoire) In this lesson you will practice developing your ear by listening for instances of Major 7th chords. While reading the lead sheet of “How High the Moon,” follow along with the provided audio track and notice when you hear a Major 7th chord sound. By practicing your ability to hear certain chord qualities, you will improve your ear training and boost your overall musicality!

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #9 – Take The A-Train: RH Melody

Stage 0 | Lesson: 05 | Step 9 – (Repertoire) Congratulations, you have everything you need to study your first jazz tune!

You will start by learning the melody to “Take the A Train,” a famous standard by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. After you have learned the melody, you will be able to cover more advanced concepts such as chord voicings and improvisation.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #3 – Learning Tunes: RH Chords, LH Bass Notes

Stage 0 | Lesson: 04 | Step 3 – (Repertoire) In step 5 of the 6-step tune learning process, we are putting the pieces you have learned together in the form of RH chords and LH bass notes. With these elements of the harmony and the bass motion, you have almost everything you need for a complete rendition of the tune. Only one more step to go!

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Step #4 – Learning Tunes: RH Melody, LH Bass Notes & Chords

Stage 0 | Lesson: 04 | Step 4 – (Repertoire) This is it! In the sixth step of the tune-learning process, we are putting it all together. With the melody in the RH, and LH chords including bass notes, you can now perform a full representation of a tune. By following this step-by-step process, you now have the tools to learn new tunes from the ground up and play them at will. Enjoy!

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #5 – Basic Rhythms

Stage 0 | Lesson: 04 | Step 5 – (Repertoire) The feeling of rhythm is what makes music come to life. The beauty of playing jazz and improvised music is that you can create your own rhythms! By experimenting with various rhythms, you will be on your way to discovering your personal approach to making music.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #5 – Learning Tunes: RH Melody & Bass Notes

Stage 0 | Lesson: 03 | Step 5 – (Repertoire) In this step of the tune-learning process, we will combine the first two components of the melody and bass notes. By playing the melody and the bass line of a tune together, we can gain a sense of how the melody and harmony function in tandem. After mastering the melody and bass line, you will be ready to add the finishing touches!

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Step #7 – Minor 7th Chord Listening

Stage 0 | Lesson: 07 | Step 7 – (Repertoire) In this lesson you will practice developing your ear by listening for instances of minor 7th chords. While reading the lead sheet of “Footprints,” follow along with the provided audio track and notice when you hear a minor 7th chord sound. By practicing your ability to hear certain chord qualities, you will improve your ear training and boost your overall musicality!

Enter Now »
* Brenden Lowe

Step #6 – Take The A-Train: Bass Notes

Stage 0 | Lesson: 06 | Step 6 – (Repertoire) In this step of the tune-learning process, you will learn the bass notes to “Take the A Train.” This step will start you out with a simple bass line, but opens up new possibilities for expanding a new left hand texture of bass accompaniment. This translates to walking bass lines, solo piano, and more!

Enter Now »
* Brenden Lowe

Step #7 – Dominant 7th Chord Listening

Stage 0 | Lesson: 06 | Step 7 – (Repertoire) In this lesson you will practice developing your ear by listening for instances of Dominant 7th chords. While reading the lead sheet of “Blue Monk,” follow along with the provided audio track and notice when you hear a Dominant 7th chord sound. By practicing your ability to hear certain chord qualities, you will improve your ear training and boost your overall musicality!

Enter Now »
* Brenden Lowe

Step #7 – Jazz Forms & Structures

Stage 0 | Lesson: 05 | Step 7 – (Repertoire) In this lesson you will begin to explore fundamental forms and structures found in jazz music. This includes AABA form, 1st and 2nd endings, and bar numbers. By understanding various forms and structures in the jazz style, you will be better prepared to learn the repertoire.

Enter Now »
* Brenden Lowe

Step #8 – Major 7th Chord Listening

Stage 0 | Lesson: 05 | Step 8 – (Repertoire) In this lesson you will practice developing your ear by listening for instances of Major 7th chords. While reading the lead sheet of “How High the Moon,” follow along with the provided audio track and notice when you hear a Major 7th chord sound. By practicing your ability to hear certain chord qualities, you will improve your ear training and boost your overall musicality!

Enter Now »
* Brenden Lowe

Step #9 – Take The A-Train: RH Melody

Stage 0 | Lesson: 05 | Step 9 – (Repertoire) Congratulations, you have everything you need to study your first jazz tune!

You will start by learning the melody to “Take the A Train,” a famous standard by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. After you have learned the melody, you will be able to cover more advanced concepts such as chord voicings and improvisation.

Enter Now »
* Brenden Lowe

Step #3 – Learning Tunes: RH Chords, LH Bass Notes

Stage 0 | Lesson: 04 | Step 3 – (Repertoire) In step 5 of the 6-step tune learning process, we are putting the pieces you have learned together in the form of RH chords and LH bass notes. With these elements of the harmony and the bass motion, you have almost everything you need for a complete rendition of the tune. Only one more step to go!

Enter Now »

Step #4 – Learning Tunes: RH Melody, LH Bass Notes & Chords

Stage 0 | Lesson: 04 | Step 4 – (Repertoire) This is it! In the sixth step of the tune-learning process, we are putting it all together. With the melody in the RH, and LH chords including bass notes, you can now perform a full representation of a tune. By following this step-by-step process, you now have the tools to learn new tunes from the ground up and play them at will. Enjoy!

Enter Now »
* Brenden Lowe

Step #5 – Basic Rhythms

Stage 0 | Lesson: 04 | Step 5 – (Repertoire) The feeling of rhythm is what makes music come to life. The beauty of playing jazz and improvised music is that you can create your own rhythms! By experimenting with various rhythms, you will be on your way to discovering your personal approach to making music.

Enter Now »
* Brenden Lowe

Step #5 – Learning Tunes: RH Melody & Bass Notes

Stage 0 | Lesson: 03 | Step 5 – (Repertoire) In this step of the tune-learning process, we will combine the first two components of the melody and bass notes. By playing the melody and the bass line of a tune together, we can gain a sense of how the melody and harmony function in tandem. After mastering the melody and bass line, you will be ready to add the finishing touches!

Enter Now »
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