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* Brenden Lowe

Step #2 – Hexatonic Dominant 9, #11, (bVII+, I)

Stage 5 | Lesson: 48 | Step 2 – (theory) This particular hexatonic sound contains 2 extensions that work over the dominant 7th chord. The combination of the 9 and #11 create a colorful sound without sounding too far “out” because of the natural 9.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #3 – Pop/Rock Style

Stage 5 | Lesson: 48 | Step 3 – (theory) The pop/rock style is home on the piano. Many famous pop/rock pianists have emerged from writing simple 4 chord songs that are amazing. If you have spent time learning jazz theory than this step will be a walk in the park.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #4 – Straight Feel Style

Stage 5 | Lesson: 47 | Step 4 – (theory) The straight feel style is a modern style that essentially contains no swing. Just like the title implies, it contains a straight 8th notes with space and or subdivisions.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #5 – Major 7th Popular Voicings 2

Stage 5 | Lesson: 46 | Step 5 – (theory) There are two unique qualities in this popular major 7th voicing. The first being the two whole step rubs you find in both hands. The second is the fact you have the 13 in the LH and the 9 in the RH so the extensions are split.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #6 – Trane 2-5-1 Reharm

Stage 5 | Lesson: 46 | Step 6 – (theory) Utilizing Coltrane’s famous changes to reharm 2-5-1’s is very common practice in jazz. In this step we will be using his popular progression to reharm standard 2-5-1’s.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #2 – Hexatonic Dominant b9 #11 Chords (I, #IV)

Stage 5 | Lesson: 46 | Step 2 – (theory) This is another classic hexatonic sound that you’ve probably heard a lot. I love the balance of this because we’re using a completely natural triad filled with chord tones then moving to a triad which gives us two extensions.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #4 – R&B Style

Stage 5 | Lesson: 46 | Step #4 – (theory) The R & B style doesn’t really require much from the keyboard player other than laying down solid harmonies for the tune. The drummer and bass player are in charge of the groove. All the jazz theory and knowledge we’ve learned can be applied to creating a harmonic base for tunes.

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Course Categories: stage 5 theory

Choose a search result from below.

* Brenden Lowe

Step #2 – Hexatonic Dominant 9, #11, (bVII+, I)

Stage 5 | Lesson: 48 | Step 2 – (theory) This particular hexatonic sound contains 2 extensions that work over the dominant 7th chord. The combination of the 9 and #11 create a colorful sound without sounding too far “out” because of the natural 9.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #3 – Pop/Rock Style

Stage 5 | Lesson: 48 | Step 3 – (theory) The pop/rock style is home on the piano. Many famous pop/rock pianists have emerged from writing simple 4 chord songs that are amazing. If you have spent time learning jazz theory than this step will be a walk in the park.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #4 – Straight Feel Style

Stage 5 | Lesson: 47 | Step 4 – (theory) The straight feel style is a modern style that essentially contains no swing. Just like the title implies, it contains a straight 8th notes with space and or subdivisions.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #5 – Major 7th Popular Voicings 2

Stage 5 | Lesson: 46 | Step 5 – (theory) There are two unique qualities in this popular major 7th voicing. The first being the two whole step rubs you find in both hands. The second is the fact you have the 13 in the LH and the 9 in the RH so the extensions are split.

Enter Now »
* Brenden Lowe

Step #6 – Trane 2-5-1 Reharm

Stage 5 | Lesson: 46 | Step 6 – (theory) Utilizing Coltrane’s famous changes to reharm 2-5-1’s is very common practice in jazz. In this step we will be using his popular progression to reharm standard 2-5-1’s.

Enter Now »
* Brenden Lowe

Step #2 – Hexatonic Dominant b9 #11 Chords (I, #IV)

Stage 5 | Lesson: 46 | Step 2 – (theory) This is another classic hexatonic sound that you’ve probably heard a lot. I love the balance of this because we’re using a completely natural triad filled with chord tones then moving to a triad which gives us two extensions.

Enter Now »
* Brenden Lowe

Step #4 – R&B Style

Stage 5 | Lesson: 46 | Step #4 – (theory) The R & B style doesn’t really require much from the keyboard player other than laying down solid harmonies for the tune. The drummer and bass player are in charge of the groove. All the jazz theory and knowledge we’ve learned can be applied to creating a harmonic base for tunes.

Enter Now »
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