Stage 1 - Building The Frame
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Stage 1 - Building The Frame

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If you’re in this stage, then you already have a little bit of a foundation, but it might not be much, AND it might contain holes. But that’s OKAY! You’re going to find that you contain holes in your playing at any stage you fit into. In this stage we start to dig much more into jazz. You’ll learn your first tune, you’ll start improvising, you’ll start swinging and learning about progressions. Besides the fun stuff above, it is very important to gain a clear and in-depth understanding of jazz harmony as it will allow you to easily learn advanced theory and harmonic concepts in later stages. We also begin to explore very basic yet powerful improvisation methods that will make or break all of your improvisation in the future.

COURSE LESSONS

  • Lesson 9
    • Lesson 9 Overview
    • Step #1 – Minor 7th b5 Chords 
    • Step #2 – Diatonic Harmony 
    • Step #3 – Voiceleading 7th Chord Inversions
    • Step #4 – 7th Chord Arpeggiations
    • Step #5 – Take The A-Train: #6 RH Melody, LH Chords and Bass
    • Step #6 – Analyze Chord Changes
    • Step #7 – Key Changes Within a Tune
    • Step #8 – Improv With Chord Tones
  • Lesson 10
    • Lesson 10 Overview
    • Step #1 – Minor Major 7th Chords
    • Step #2 – Diatonic Modes
    • Step #3 – Swing 7th Chord Patterns
    • Step #4 – Arpeggiate Chords Through “Take The A-Train”
    • Step #5 – Solo With Chord Tones Over “Take The A-Train”
    • Step #6 – Solo Using Modes
  • Lesson 11
    • Lesson 11 Overview
    • Step #1 – V-I Resolutions
    • Step #2 – Swing Diatonic Modes
    • Step #3 – Connecting Chord Tones With Modes
    • Step #4 – Take The A-Train: V-I Progressions
    • Step #5 -Take The A-Train: Modes
    • Step #6 – Take The A-Train: Mode Improvisation
  • Lesson 12
    • Lesson 12 Overview
    • Step #1 – 2-5-1 Progression
    • Step #2 – Swing Modes Over V-I Progression
    • Step #3 – Melodic Improvisation
    • Step #4 – Rhythmic Improvisation
    • Step #5 – Space in Solos
    • Step #6 – Take The A-Train: Modes & Chords
    • Step #7 – Isolate Chords in “Take The A-Train”
  • Lesson 13
    • Lesson 13 Overview
    • Step #1 – Minor 2-5-1 Progression
    • Step #2 – The Blues, Part 1
    • Step #3 – Swing Modes Over 2-5-1
    • Step #4 – Melodic Minor Scale
    • Step #5 – Harmonic Minor Scale
    • Step #6 – 2-5-1 Lick
    • Step #7 – Eighth Note Ornaments 
    • Step #8 – “What Is This Thing Called Love?”
    • Step #9 – Varying Rhythms in Improvisation
    • Step #10 – Integrating Licks Into Tunes
    • Step #11 – What is This Thing Called Love: Application
  • Lesson 14
    • Lesson 14 Overview
    • Step #1 – The Blues Scale
    • Step #2 – Bass Lines, Part 1
    • Step #3 – 2-5-1 Lick
    • Step #4 – Triplet Ornaments
    • Step #5 – Melodic Motif Building
    • Step #6 – Rhythmic Motif Building
    • Step #7 – Motif Building in “What Is This Thing Called Love?”
  • Lesson 15
    • Lesson 15 Overview
    • Step #1 – Jazz Blues
    • Step #2 – Bird Blues
    • Step #3 – Extensions Intro
    • Step #4 – Rootless Voicings #1
    • Step #5 – Sixteenth Note Ornaments
    • Step #6 – Beginning Improv Textures
    • Step #7 – Improv Textures on “What Is This Thing Called Love?”
    • Step #8 – LH Comping, Part 1: Rhythms
  • Lesson 16
    • Lesson 16 Overview
    • Step #1 – Blues Boogie
    • Step #2 – Blues Stride
    • Step #3 – Blues Improv: Mixolydian Mode 
    • Step #4 – Blues Improv: Major 6th Blues Scale
    • Step #5 – Blues Improv: Full Major Blues Scale
    • Step #6 – Rootless Voicings #2
    • Step #7 – “Joy Spring” 
    • Step #8 – LH Comping
    • Step #9 – LH Comping on “What Is This Thing Called Love?”

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Stage 1 - Building The Frame
(Journey)

Select a lesson below to start your journey.

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About:

If you’re in this stage, then you already have a little bit of a foundation, but it might not be much, AND it might contain holes. But that’s OKAY! You’re going to find that you contain holes in your playing at any stage you fit into. In this stage we start to dig much more into jazz. You’ll learn your first tune, you’ll start improvising, you’ll start swinging and learning about progressions. Besides the fun stuff above, it is very important to gain a clear and in-depth understanding of jazz harmony as it will allow you to easily learn advanced theory and harmonic concepts in later stages. We also begin to explore very basic yet powerful improvisation methods that will make or break all of your improvisation in the future.

COURSE LESSONS

  • Lesson 9
    • Lesson 9 Overview
    • Step #1 – Minor 7th b5 Chords 
    • Step #2 – Diatonic Harmony 
    • Step #3 – Voiceleading 7th Chord Inversions
    • Step #4 – 7th Chord Arpeggiations
    • Step #5 – Take The A-Train: #6 RH Melody, LH Chords and Bass
    • Step #6 – Analyze Chord Changes
    • Step #7 – Key Changes Within a Tune
    • Step #8 – Improv With Chord Tones
  • Lesson 10
    • Lesson 10 Overview
    • Step #1 – Minor Major 7th Chords
    • Step #2 – Diatonic Modes
    • Step #3 – Swing 7th Chord Patterns
    • Step #4 – Arpeggiate Chords Through “Take The A-Train”
    • Step #5 – Solo With Chord Tones Over “Take The A-Train”
    • Step #6 – Solo Using Modes
  • Lesson 11
    • Lesson 11 Overview
    • Step #1 – V-I Resolutions
    • Step #2 – Swing Diatonic Modes
    • Step #3 – Connecting Chord Tones With Modes
    • Step #4 – Take The A-Train: V-I Progressions
    • Step #5 -Take The A-Train: Modes
    • Step #6 – Take The A-Train: Mode Improvisation
  • Lesson 12
    • Lesson 12 Overview
    • Step #1 – 2-5-1 Progression
    • Step #2 – Swing Modes Over V-I Progression
    • Step #3 – Melodic Improvisation
    • Step #4 – Rhythmic Improvisation
    • Step #5 – Space in Solos
    • Step #6 – Take The A-Train: Modes & Chords
    • Step #7 – Isolate Chords in “Take The A-Train”
  • Lesson 13
    • Lesson 13 Overview
    • Step #1 – Minor 2-5-1 Progression
    • Step #2 – The Blues, Part 1
    • Step #3 – Swing Modes Over 2-5-1
    • Step #4 – Melodic Minor Scale
    • Step #5 – Harmonic Minor Scale
    • Step #6 – 2-5-1 Lick
    • Step #7 – Eighth Note Ornaments 
    • Step #8 – “What Is This Thing Called Love?”
    • Step #9 – Varying Rhythms in Improvisation
    • Step #10 – Integrating Licks Into Tunes
    • Step #11 – What is This Thing Called Love: Application
  • Lesson 14
    • Lesson 14 Overview
    • Step #1 – The Blues Scale
    • Step #2 – Bass Lines, Part 1
    • Step #3 – 2-5-1 Lick
    • Step #4 – Triplet Ornaments
    • Step #5 – Melodic Motif Building
    • Step #6 – Rhythmic Motif Building
    • Step #7 – Motif Building in “What Is This Thing Called Love?”
  • Lesson 15
    • Lesson 15 Overview
    • Step #1 – Jazz Blues
    • Step #2 – Bird Blues
    • Step #3 – Extensions Intro
    • Step #4 – Rootless Voicings #1
    • Step #5 – Sixteenth Note Ornaments
    • Step #6 – Beginning Improv Textures
    • Step #7 – Improv Textures on “What Is This Thing Called Love?”
    • Step #8 – LH Comping, Part 1: Rhythms
  • Lesson 16
    • Lesson 16 Overview
    • Step #1 – Blues Boogie
    • Step #2 – Blues Stride
    • Step #3 – Blues Improv: Mixolydian Mode 
    • Step #4 – Blues Improv: Major 6th Blues Scale
    • Step #5 – Blues Improv: Full Major Blues Scale
    • Step #6 – Rootless Voicings #2
    • Step #7 – “Joy Spring” 
    • Step #8 – LH Comping
    • Step #9 – LH Comping on “What Is This Thing Called Love?”

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