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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 #2 – Swing Diatonic Modes

Stage 1 | Lesson: 11 | Step 2 – (Technique) In this step we’re going to practice our swing along with the diatonic modes. This will help you get more familiar with the modes and improve your swing feel at the same time.

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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 #5 -Take The A-Train: Modes

Stage 1 | Lesson: 11 | Step 5 – (Repertoire) This is an amazing tune exercise that should be utilized and worked on with every new tune you learn. Here we will be practicing all the modes that correspond with the chords in the tune.

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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 #1 – Minor Major 7th Chords

Stage 1 | Lesson: 10 | Step 1 – (Theory) The minor major 7th chord is a gorgeous type of chord that will be found at the end of a minor 2-5-1. It creates a very haunting and mysterious sound that is great to use in place of a regular minor chord.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #2 – Diatonic Modes

Stage 1 | Lesson: 10 | Step 2 – (Theory) Diatonic modes is a topic that usually makes students cringe and sometimes quit jazz piano. Why do we need them? What’s the purpose? These are sooooo confusing?

There is one thing you should know and that is, every great jazz pianists knows what these are and how to use them. So if you want to get good, these are a must.

There main purpose is to allow the harmonies you improvise to reflect the harmonies in the chord.

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Course Categories: stage 1

Choose a search result from below.

* 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.

Enter Now »
* 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 #2 – Swing Diatonic Modes

Stage 1 | Lesson: 11 | Step 2 – (Technique) In this step we’re going to practice our swing along with the diatonic modes. This will help you get more familiar with the modes and improve your swing feel at the same time.

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 #5 -Take The A-Train: Modes

Stage 1 | Lesson: 11 | Step 5 – (Repertoire) This is an amazing tune exercise that should be utilized and worked on with every new tune you learn. Here we will be practicing all the modes that correspond with the chords in the tune.

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!

Enter Now »
* 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 #1 – Minor Major 7th Chords

Stage 1 | Lesson: 10 | Step 1 – (Theory) The minor major 7th chord is a gorgeous type of chord that will be found at the end of a minor 2-5-1. It creates a very haunting and mysterious sound that is great to use in place of a regular minor chord.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #2 – Diatonic Modes

Stage 1 | Lesson: 10 | Step 2 – (Theory) Diatonic modes is a topic that usually makes students cringe and sometimes quit jazz piano. Why do we need them? What’s the purpose? These are sooooo confusing?

There is one thing you should know and that is, every great jazz pianists knows what these are and how to use them. So if you want to get good, these are a must.

There main purpose is to allow the harmonies you improvise to reflect the harmonies in the chord.

Enter Now »
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