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Step #6 – Hexatonic Major 7th Chords Improv

Stage 4 | Lesson: 39 | Step 6 – (improvisation) In this step we’ll be using a major 7th hexatonic scale to improvise with. The 13 and #11 provide the same colors as a lydian scale used over a major 7th chord so you need to make sure you emphasize the triadic motion in order to switch things up.

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Step #6 – Hexatonic Minor 7th Improv

Stage 4 | Lesson: 38 | Step 6 – (improvisation) The improvisation process with this hexatonic scale won’t produce a drastic sound that you’re unfamiliar with. This is because it is utilizing the same notes from the dorian mode.

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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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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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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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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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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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Course Categories: stage 4 improvisation

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #6 – Hexatonic Major 7th Chords Improv

Stage 4 | Lesson: 39 | Step 6 – (improvisation) In this step we’ll be using a major 7th hexatonic scale to improvise with. The 13 and #11 provide the same colors as a lydian scale used over a major 7th chord so you need to make sure you emphasize the triadic motion in order to switch things up.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #6 – Hexatonic Minor 7th Improv

Stage 4 | Lesson: 38 | Step 6 – (improvisation) The improvisation process with this hexatonic scale won’t produce a drastic sound that you’re unfamiliar with. This is because it is utilizing the same notes from the dorian mode.

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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 #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 #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 #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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