2-5-1’s Part 3

The 2-5-1, possibly the most common harmonic device in all of jazz harmony. I this course we deconstruct and demystify the process of increasing your ability to improvise over it!

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2-5-1’s Part 1

The 2-5-1, possibly the most common harmonic device in all of jazz harmony. I this course we deconstruct and demystify the process of increasing your ability to improvise over it!

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Major and diminished to sort out that left hand technique

This is an idea that was covered in one of the initial free videos you might have seen before joining the site. I thought I’d re-shoot the idea and go in-depth with the concept to really make sure you’re helping out your left hand technique.

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Mike Brecker ii-v-i Exercise


Here’s an ideal way to give yourself more fluidity soloing over bass chords (which I suggest you put into a looper to give yourself a killer backing track to work with) with chord tones over a ii-v-i with this idea from Michael Brecker. I heard this on a bootleg of a clinic he was giving in the 80’s in Italy, and thought it would make for some great material to add to my practice routine. I hope you can incorporate it in yours, and using bass chords, and these chord tones, you should be able to increase fluidity in no time!

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Improving Right Hand Technique

This video looks at right hand position and overall right hand technique, and I detail some things that have helped me with consistency and stamina. Having a relaxed hand position is so important when you’re playing and I go into detail about what works best for me, and what might work well for you and improve your playing right away!

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Playing what you sing

Singing and Playing is something I’ve used for years to help connect my ideas to instrument faster. Our first instrument is our voice, and the more in control of it you can be, the better you’ll be able to relate your musical ideas to your instrument for a more fluid and relaxed performance.

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