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* Brenden Lowe

Step #3 – Trane Lick 1

Stage 5 | Lesson: 45 | Step 3 – (technique) This Trane line really moves through the harmonies in the Coltrane progression. Take note of where the chord tones are landing.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #4 – New Orleans Street Beat 1

Stage 5 | Lesson: 45 | Step 4 – (theory) The New Orleans street beat originates from 2nd line and takes on a very bouncy dance feeling. This groove should make you feel happy and joyful even though it was played a funerals. But that was the point!

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #5 – Major 7th Popular Voicings 1

Stage 5 | Lesson: 45 | Step 5 – (theory) This is a beautiful and popular voicing because of a couple of things. The LH has a 9 on top of the voicing which creates a very pretty sound. Then the RH adds a cluster of 3, and #11 which gives a very pretty crunch in the middle of the voicing.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #6 – Trane Changes Intro

Stage 5 | Lesson: 45 | Step 6 – (theory) Coltrane had a tremendous impact and influence on jazz and the jazz language. This progression that Trane has developed is famous in his tune and used for many reharms which we will begin right now.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #7 – Trane Changes Connections

Stage 5 | Lesson: 45 | Step 7 – (improvisation) In Trane changes you’re going to see a lot of 5-1 connections. In order to improve at improvisation over Trane changes you’ll want to isolate these changes first then integrate them back into the whole progression.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #9 – Hexatonic Altered Chords (bV, bVI)

Stage 5 | Lesson: 45 | Step 9 – (improvisation) As I mentioned before, it’s very important to hear all the individual extensions as they produce very distinct colors. At first they might sound the same but after you spend more time with them you’ll begin to hear how different and distinct they are.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #8 – “I Surrender All” Analysis

Stage 5 | Lesson: 44 | Step 8 – (repertoire) This analysis will take peek under the hood at a classic hymn called “I Surrender All”. There are a lot of fantastic traditional church/gospel harmonies that you’ll learn here.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #7 – Hexatonic -7b5 Chords (bVII, Io)

Stage 5 | Lesson: 44 | Step 7 – (improvisation) I love the texture that his hexatonic sound produces because of the natural 11 that contrasts with the b5. You’ll be using both of the those colors when using these two triads and they create a nice blend of natural tension.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #1 – Gospel Licks

Stage 5 | Lesson: 44 | Step 1 – (technique) Gospel lines have a very slight difference from jazz lines. At the same time you can use jazz extensions and colors in gospel and church lines but you just have to be careful because they can sound out of place at times.

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Course Categories: stage 5

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #3 – Trane Lick 1

Stage 5 | Lesson: 45 | Step 3 – (technique) This Trane line really moves through the harmonies in the Coltrane progression. Take note of where the chord tones are landing.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #4 – New Orleans Street Beat 1

Stage 5 | Lesson: 45 | Step 4 – (theory) The New Orleans street beat originates from 2nd line and takes on a very bouncy dance feeling. This groove should make you feel happy and joyful even though it was played a funerals. But that was the point!

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #5 – Major 7th Popular Voicings 1

Stage 5 | Lesson: 45 | Step 5 – (theory) This is a beautiful and popular voicing because of a couple of things. The LH has a 9 on top of the voicing which creates a very pretty sound. Then the RH adds a cluster of 3, and #11 which gives a very pretty crunch in the middle of the voicing.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #6 – Trane Changes Intro

Stage 5 | Lesson: 45 | Step 6 – (theory) Coltrane had a tremendous impact and influence on jazz and the jazz language. This progression that Trane has developed is famous in his tune and used for many reharms which we will begin right now.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #7 – Trane Changes Connections

Stage 5 | Lesson: 45 | Step 7 – (improvisation) In Trane changes you’re going to see a lot of 5-1 connections. In order to improve at improvisation over Trane changes you’ll want to isolate these changes first then integrate them back into the whole progression.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #9 – Hexatonic Altered Chords (bV, bVI)

Stage 5 | Lesson: 45 | Step 9 – (improvisation) As I mentioned before, it’s very important to hear all the individual extensions as they produce very distinct colors. At first they might sound the same but after you spend more time with them you’ll begin to hear how different and distinct they are.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #8 – “I Surrender All” Analysis

Stage 5 | Lesson: 44 | Step 8 – (repertoire) This analysis will take peek under the hood at a classic hymn called “I Surrender All”. There are a lot of fantastic traditional church/gospel harmonies that you’ll learn here.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #7 – Hexatonic -7b5 Chords (bVII, Io)

Stage 5 | Lesson: 44 | Step 7 – (improvisation) I love the texture that his hexatonic sound produces because of the natural 11 that contrasts with the b5. You’ll be using both of the those colors when using these two triads and they create a nice blend of natural tension.

Enter Now »
* Brenden Lowe

Step #1 – Gospel Licks

Stage 5 | Lesson: 44 | Step 1 – (technique) Gospel lines have a very slight difference from jazz lines. At the same time you can use jazz extensions and colors in gospel and church lines but you just have to be careful because they can sound out of place at times.

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