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* Brenden Lowe

Step #1 – #2 Pentatonic Scale

Stage 4 | Lesson: 36 | Step 1 – (Theory) The #2 pentatonic scale is going to sound slightly blusey because of the #2, but it also gives a more country feel. A lot of players are undecided about the sound this creates but experiment and make your own decision.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #1 – Altered Scale

Stage 4 | Lesson: 35 | Step 1 – (Theory) The Altered scale is amazing tool that you hear used all the time by the greats. It allows you to move outside the key with the use of extensions.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #2 – b2 Pentatonic

Stage 4 | Lesson: 35 | Step 2 – (Theory) The b2 pentatonic scale will provide a sound similar to the harmonic minor scale. It’ll give you an atmosphere of middle eastern music.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #4 – Drop 2 Rootless Voicings

Stage 4 | Lesson: 35 | Step 4 – (Theory) This is step will catapult you into some of the highest quality jazz voicings that you hear on albums, coming up later in the course. But these must be learned and solid first.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #5 – Dominant Extensions

Stage 4 | Lesson: 35 | Step 5 – (Theory) Dominant chords contain the most amount of extensions. But this also means the most amount colors! Think about it as an opportunity to create whatever sound you want.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #3 – Drop 2 Inversions

Stage 4 | Lesson: 34 | Step 3 – (Theory) This texture can be used for a variety of different things. Comping, improvisation, melody harmonization and more. It is very flexible and you’ll want to work on it in as many ways as possible.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #4 – Minor 7th Extensions

Stage 4 | Lesson: 34 | Step 4 – (Theory) There are only 3 traditional extensions available over a minor 7th chord which allows for easy learning. Although all the extensions are natural and come from the dorian mode, they’re gorgeous when stacked in combination or alone in specific places.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #1 – Minor Pentatonic Scale

Stage 4 | Lesson: 34 | Step 1 – (Theory) The minor pentatonic scale is very popular and widely used amongst the pros to create a modern jazz improv sound. You can hear this modern sound with the minor pentatonic scale used by pianists such as McCoy, Chick, Herbie, Kenny Kirkland, Joey Calderazzo, and more.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #1 – Pentatonic Scales

Stage 4 | Lesson: 33 | Step 1 – (Theory) You may be surprised you’re coming across this so late since most people use pentatonic scales very early to improvise with because they’re only 5 notes. But pentatonic scales are quite the opposite of easy. In order to fully utilize them for the modern sound they create, without sounding cheesy and robotic, they take a lot of practice and work to get them right.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #3 – Extensions Overview

Stage 4 | Lesson: 33 | Step 3 – (Theory) Extensions are the colors that great painters use to create their masterpiece. Extensions produce the amazing atmospheres, moods, and imagery you feel, see and hear when you listen to jazz. They will be a game changer in your playing when you learn to utilize them in the correct way.

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Course Categories: stage 4 theory

Choose a search result from below.

* Brenden Lowe

Step #1 – #2 Pentatonic Scale

Stage 4 | Lesson: 36 | Step 1 – (Theory) The #2 pentatonic scale is going to sound slightly blusey because of the #2, but it also gives a more country feel. A lot of players are undecided about the sound this creates but experiment and make your own decision.

Enter Now »
* Brenden Lowe

Step #1 – Altered Scale

Stage 4 | Lesson: 35 | Step 1 – (Theory) The Altered scale is amazing tool that you hear used all the time by the greats. It allows you to move outside the key with the use of extensions.

Enter Now »
* Brenden Lowe

Step #2 – b2 Pentatonic

Stage 4 | Lesson: 35 | Step 2 – (Theory) The b2 pentatonic scale will provide a sound similar to the harmonic minor scale. It’ll give you an atmosphere of middle eastern music.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #4 – Drop 2 Rootless Voicings

Stage 4 | Lesson: 35 | Step 4 – (Theory) This is step will catapult you into some of the highest quality jazz voicings that you hear on albums, coming up later in the course. But these must be learned and solid first.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #5 – Dominant Extensions

Stage 4 | Lesson: 35 | Step 5 – (Theory) Dominant chords contain the most amount of extensions. But this also means the most amount colors! Think about it as an opportunity to create whatever sound you want.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #3 – Drop 2 Inversions

Stage 4 | Lesson: 34 | Step 3 – (Theory) This texture can be used for a variety of different things. Comping, improvisation, melody harmonization and more. It is very flexible and you’ll want to work on it in as many ways as possible.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #4 – Minor 7th Extensions

Stage 4 | Lesson: 34 | Step 4 – (Theory) There are only 3 traditional extensions available over a minor 7th chord which allows for easy learning. Although all the extensions are natural and come from the dorian mode, they’re gorgeous when stacked in combination or alone in specific places.

Enter Now »
* Brenden Lowe

Step #1 – Minor Pentatonic Scale

Stage 4 | Lesson: 34 | Step 1 – (Theory) The minor pentatonic scale is very popular and widely used amongst the pros to create a modern jazz improv sound. You can hear this modern sound with the minor pentatonic scale used by pianists such as McCoy, Chick, Herbie, Kenny Kirkland, Joey Calderazzo, and more.

Enter Now »
* Brenden Lowe

Step #1 – Pentatonic Scales

Stage 4 | Lesson: 33 | Step 1 – (Theory) You may be surprised you’re coming across this so late since most people use pentatonic scales very early to improvise with because they’re only 5 notes. But pentatonic scales are quite the opposite of easy. In order to fully utilize them for the modern sound they create, without sounding cheesy and robotic, they take a lot of practice and work to get them right.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #3 – Extensions Overview

Stage 4 | Lesson: 33 | Step 3 – (Theory) Extensions are the colors that great painters use to create their masterpiece. Extensions produce the amazing atmospheres, moods, and imagery you feel, see and hear when you listen to jazz. They will be a game changer in your playing when you learn to utilize them in the correct way.

Enter Now »
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