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* Brenden Lowe

Step #5 – Fingerings

Stage 0 | Lesson: 01 | Step 5 – (Technique) Proper fingerings are crucial to executing any technical passagework on the keyboard. First you will learn major scale fingerings, which will then give you the freedom to tackle more sophisticated jazz lines.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #4 – Key Signatures

Stage 0 | Lesson: 01 | Step 4 – (Technique) A key signature is a collection of sharps and flats found in each major scale. Familiarity with each key signature will inform you of what notes make up any given tonality.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #1 – Pop/Rock Licks

Stage 5 | Lesson: 48 | Step 1 – (technique) Pop and rock licks are can be flashy or simple and they live mostly within pentatonic improvisation language. You won’t find bebop lines in rock and pop solos.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #1 – Straight Feel Licks

Stage 5 | Lesson: 47 | Step 1 – (technique) Straight feel licks tend to leave out all bebop language and use mostly pentatonic movements and patterns. The other prime component to straight feel improvisation is the use of 16th note rhythms.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #3 – Trane Reharm Lick

Stage 5 | Lesson: 47 | Step 3 – (technique) Here is a nice improvisation line over the Trane reharmonizations. There is not much to this except for the fact it’s played over Trane’s brilliant progression.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #1 – R&B Licks

Stage 5 | Lesson: 46 | Step #1 – (technique) R & B lines and improv will not be difficult from a theoretical stand point. The most important thing here is the groove. You want your lines to groove with what the drummer and bass player are doing. If they don’t, then it won’t matter what you’re playing.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #3 – Trane Lick 2

Stage 5 | Lesson: 46 | Step 3 – (technique) The amazing part of this line is not the line itself but the brilliant Trane changes that it is played over.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #1 – New Orleans Street Beat Licks

Stage 5 | Lesson: 45 | Step 1 – (technique) The New Orleans style improvisation is very, VERY similar to jazz language. Almost identical. But…it’s the groove you need to be aware of. The drummer will not be playing a swing style, they’ll be playing a 2nd line style which has more of a bounce to it and is very “dancy”.

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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 #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: technique

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #5 – Fingerings

Stage 0 | Lesson: 01 | Step 5 – (Technique) Proper fingerings are crucial to executing any technical passagework on the keyboard. First you will learn major scale fingerings, which will then give you the freedom to tackle more sophisticated jazz lines.

Enter Now »
* Brenden Lowe

Step #4 – Key Signatures

Stage 0 | Lesson: 01 | Step 4 – (Technique) A key signature is a collection of sharps and flats found in each major scale. Familiarity with each key signature will inform you of what notes make up any given tonality.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #1 – Pop/Rock Licks

Stage 5 | Lesson: 48 | Step 1 – (technique) Pop and rock licks are can be flashy or simple and they live mostly within pentatonic improvisation language. You won’t find bebop lines in rock and pop solos.

Enter Now »
* Brenden Lowe

Step #1 – Straight Feel Licks

Stage 5 | Lesson: 47 | Step 1 – (technique) Straight feel licks tend to leave out all bebop language and use mostly pentatonic movements and patterns. The other prime component to straight feel improvisation is the use of 16th note rhythms.

Enter Now »
* Brenden Lowe

Step #3 – Trane Reharm Lick

Stage 5 | Lesson: 47 | Step 3 – (technique) Here is a nice improvisation line over the Trane reharmonizations. There is not much to this except for the fact it’s played over Trane’s brilliant progression.

Enter Now »
* Brenden Lowe

Step #1 – R&B Licks

Stage 5 | Lesson: 46 | Step #1 – (technique) R & B lines and improv will not be difficult from a theoretical stand point. The most important thing here is the groove. You want your lines to groove with what the drummer and bass player are doing. If they don’t, then it won’t matter what you’re playing.

Enter Now »
* Brenden Lowe

Step #3 – Trane Lick 2

Stage 5 | Lesson: 46 | Step 3 – (technique) The amazing part of this line is not the line itself but the brilliant Trane changes that it is played over.

Enter Now »
* Brenden Lowe

Step #1 – New Orleans Street Beat Licks

Stage 5 | Lesson: 45 | Step 1 – (technique) The New Orleans style improvisation is very, VERY similar to jazz language. Almost identical. But…it’s the groove you need to be aware of. The drummer will not be playing a swing style, they’ll be playing a 2nd line style which has more of a bounce to it and is very “dancy”.

Enter Now »
* 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.

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.

Enter Now »
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