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* Brenden Lowe

Step #4 – Bass Notes, aka Roots

Stage 0 | Lesson: 02 | Step 4 – (Theory) A root is the foundation of any harmony and determines the bass note used in a chord. As these lessons progress, you will start using more complex chords in various shapes and inversions. As long as you know which note is the root, you can’t go wrong!

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #5 – Circle of Fourths

Stage 0 | Lesson: 02 | Step 5 – (Technique) The circle of fourths is a system used to indicate the number of sharps or flats in each key. As the circle moves in either direction, the key center moves up or down the interval of a fourth. This cycle serves a variety of functions, and is a useful tool for every developing musician.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #7 – Using Chords To Play Charts

Stage 0 | Lesson: 02 | Step 7 – (Repertoire) Chord symbols are the framework that allow us to express ourselves as musicians. After becoming familiar with various chord symbols, you will place the given melody note from the chart at the top of each of your chord voicings. You will be on your way to playing your favorite tunes in no time at all!

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #8 – Learning Tunes 1: RH Melody

Stage 0 | Lesson: 02 | Step 8 – (Repertoire) The first step in our process of learning tunes is learning the melody. The melody is the essence of a tune. In fact, it is the most important part! After learning the melody, you will be able to go on to learn the harmony, form, etc. Remembering the melody will help you to never forget that tune!

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #9 – Learning Tunes 2: Bass Notes

Stage 0 | Lesson: 02 | Step 9 – (Repertoire) In the second step of learning tunes, you will learn the bass motion by playing the roots. Learning the bass motion will allow you to understand the harmony of a tune and how it fits with the melody. Many tunes have similar bass motion, so the more tunes you learn, the easier this will get!

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #1 – Major Triads

Stage 0 | Lesson: 02 | Step 1 – (Theory) Major triads are 3-note chords made up of a root, major third, and perfect fifth. These chords serve as the foundation of many popular songs. As you progress further into the jazz idiom, you will build on these chords by adding extensions in order to achieve a true jazz sound!

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #2 – Major Triad Intervals

Stage 0 | Lesson: 02 | Step 2 – (Theory) Each major triad is comprised of two intervals: one major and minor third. The arrangement of these intervals determines the quality of the triad to be major, minor, or other.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #5 – Fingerings

Stage 0 | Lesson: 01 | Step 5 – (Technique) Proper fingerings are crucial to executing any technical passagework on the keyboard. First you will learn major scale fingerings, which will then give you the freedom to tackle more sophisticated jazz lines.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #6 – Learning Tunes Process

Stage 0 | Lesson: 01 | Step 6 – (Repertoire) This step will cover the method for learning jazz standards. This method will allow you to learn tunes quickly and effectively, in a way so that you will never forget them!

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Course Categories: stage 0

Choose a search result from below.

* Brenden Lowe

Step #4 – Bass Notes, aka Roots

Stage 0 | Lesson: 02 | Step 4 – (Theory) A root is the foundation of any harmony and determines the bass note used in a chord. As these lessons progress, you will start using more complex chords in various shapes and inversions. As long as you know which note is the root, you can’t go wrong!

Enter Now »
* Brenden Lowe

Step #5 – Circle of Fourths

Stage 0 | Lesson: 02 | Step 5 – (Technique) The circle of fourths is a system used to indicate the number of sharps or flats in each key. As the circle moves in either direction, the key center moves up or down the interval of a fourth. This cycle serves a variety of functions, and is a useful tool for every developing musician.

Enter Now »
* Brenden Lowe

Step #7 – Using Chords To Play Charts

Stage 0 | Lesson: 02 | Step 7 – (Repertoire) Chord symbols are the framework that allow us to express ourselves as musicians. After becoming familiar with various chord symbols, you will place the given melody note from the chart at the top of each of your chord voicings. You will be on your way to playing your favorite tunes in no time at all!

Enter Now »
* Brenden Lowe

Step #8 – Learning Tunes 1: RH Melody

Stage 0 | Lesson: 02 | Step 8 – (Repertoire) The first step in our process of learning tunes is learning the melody. The melody is the essence of a tune. In fact, it is the most important part! After learning the melody, you will be able to go on to learn the harmony, form, etc. Remembering the melody will help you to never forget that tune!

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #9 – Learning Tunes 2: Bass Notes

Stage 0 | Lesson: 02 | Step 9 – (Repertoire) In the second step of learning tunes, you will learn the bass motion by playing the roots. Learning the bass motion will allow you to understand the harmony of a tune and how it fits with the melody. Many tunes have similar bass motion, so the more tunes you learn, the easier this will get!

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #1 – Major Triads

Stage 0 | Lesson: 02 | Step 1 – (Theory) Major triads are 3-note chords made up of a root, major third, and perfect fifth. These chords serve as the foundation of many popular songs. As you progress further into the jazz idiom, you will build on these chords by adding extensions in order to achieve a true jazz sound!

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #2 – Major Triad Intervals

Stage 0 | Lesson: 02 | Step 2 – (Theory) Each major triad is comprised of two intervals: one major and minor third. The arrangement of these intervals determines the quality of the triad to be major, minor, or other.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #5 – Fingerings

Stage 0 | Lesson: 01 | Step 5 – (Technique) Proper fingerings are crucial to executing any technical passagework on the keyboard. First you will learn major scale fingerings, which will then give you the freedom to tackle more sophisticated jazz lines.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #6 – Learning Tunes Process

Stage 0 | Lesson: 01 | Step 6 – (Repertoire) This step will cover the method for learning jazz standards. This method will allow you to learn tunes quickly and effectively, in a way so that you will never forget them!

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