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* Brenden Lowe

Step #1 – Half Step Below Bebop Approach

Stage 2 | Lesson: 21 | Step 1 – (Theory) This is going to be the very first step in our bebop approach note series. In this step we’re learning a very simple half step below approach. Mark my words that when you learn to use these approaches it’ll completely transform your improvisation for the better.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #1 – Minor 2-5-1 Rootless Voicings

Stage 2 | Lesson: 20 | Step 1 – (Theory) Minor theory contains a lot of information. These minor 2-5-1 rootless voicings will give you the basic minor voicings you need to play over 2-5-1’s. Later in the course we’ll expand upon these and change up some of the extensions.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #2 – Minor 7th Bebop Scale

Stage 2 | Lesson: 20 | Step 2 – (Theory) The minor 7th bebop scale is very similar to the dominant bebop scale. The passing tone is in the same spot, between the 7 and 1. The purpose is also the same. To keep the chord tones on down beats.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #1 – Major 6th Bebop Scale

Stage 2 | Lesson: 19 | Step 1 – (Theory) We’re going to practice this scale alone first so you can learn the different placement of the passing tone. After, we will practice the connection of the dominant bebop scale into the major 6th bebop scale.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #2 – Isolate Rootless Voicings, Structure #1

Stage 2 | Lesson: 18 | Step 2 – (Theory) Up until now, we have learned our rootless voicings in a 2-5-1 format, but there will be plenty of tunes where the harmony will contain a string of minor chords or dominant chords in a row. This means we need to be able to play each individual rootless voicing outside the 2-5-1 pattern.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #5 – LH Rhythms

Stage 2 | Lesson: 18 | Step 5 – (Theory) Here we’re learning some rhythms for our LH to use when comping. Obviously these will expand and increase in difficulty but this will be a great foundation for you to get started with.

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Course Categories: stage 2 theory

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #1 – Half Step Below Bebop Approach

Stage 2 | Lesson: 21 | Step 1 – (Theory) This is going to be the very first step in our bebop approach note series. In this step we’re learning a very simple half step below approach. Mark my words that when you learn to use these approaches it’ll completely transform your improvisation for the better.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #1 – Minor 2-5-1 Rootless Voicings

Stage 2 | Lesson: 20 | Step 1 – (Theory) Minor theory contains a lot of information. These minor 2-5-1 rootless voicings will give you the basic minor voicings you need to play over 2-5-1’s. Later in the course we’ll expand upon these and change up some of the extensions.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #2 – Minor 7th Bebop Scale

Stage 2 | Lesson: 20 | Step 2 – (Theory) The minor 7th bebop scale is very similar to the dominant bebop scale. The passing tone is in the same spot, between the 7 and 1. The purpose is also the same. To keep the chord tones on down beats.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #1 – Major 6th Bebop Scale

Stage 2 | Lesson: 19 | Step 1 – (Theory) We’re going to practice this scale alone first so you can learn the different placement of the passing tone. After, we will practice the connection of the dominant bebop scale into the major 6th bebop scale.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #2 – Isolate Rootless Voicings, Structure #1

Stage 2 | Lesson: 18 | Step 2 – (Theory) Up until now, we have learned our rootless voicings in a 2-5-1 format, but there will be plenty of tunes where the harmony will contain a string of minor chords or dominant chords in a row. This means we need to be able to play each individual rootless voicing outside the 2-5-1 pattern.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #5 – LH Rhythms

Stage 2 | Lesson: 18 | Step 5 – (Theory) Here we’re learning some rhythms for our LH to use when comping. Obviously these will expand and increase in difficulty but this will be a great foundation for you to get started with.

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