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Jazz Improvisation – Guide Tones

Align:start hi guys so in this video I wanted to hi guys so in this video I wanted to hi guys so in this video I wanted to discuss guide tones and why they’re discuss guide tones and why they’re discuss guide tones and why they’re important now a guide tone is the 3rd important now a guide tone is the 3rd important now a guide tone is the 3rd and the 7th of any chord or the court and the 7th of any chord or the court and the 7th of any chord or the court that you currently on on a given song or that you currently on on a given song or that you currently on on a given song or chord progression so for example if chord progression so for example if chord progression so for example if you’re on the chord C major 7 your guide you’re on the chord C major 7 your guide you’re on the chord C maj...

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Modern Jazz – Tonal vs Modal Harmony

Hi guys, So, I thought I’d make a series of lessons about Modern Jazz Theory. Now Modern Jazz Theory can be described as the gradual rejection and reshaping of traditional music theory. So, in these videos I’m going to go through how Jazz moved away from your more traditional music theory towards more exotic and avant-garde music theory. So, essentially, how Jazz moved from Tonality, which is the more traditional Jazz, into Modality, which is Modal Jazz, and then all the way through into atonality, which is more your Free Jazz. And just as a pedantic aside, Free Jazz is not necessarily atonal, but rather this is just a broad generalization of a general trend of Jazz moving away from tonality into atonality, as it moves towards Free Jazz...

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How To Play Piano in a Jazz BIG Band (7 Steps)

Hi! Today I’m going to show you how you can play together with a big strap. And I’m talking about the jazz large-hearted bandings like the big ensemble that you’re hearing in the background. To play with a big stripe, to frolic piano in the big-hearted strap, is something that I think is really, really fun. It’s really exciting. It’s everything, but it can also be very challenging.

So here are “7 steps” or “7 tricks” that I think are quite essential to take into consideration when you play with the large-hearted party. Here we go. First occasion is that when you play together with a big party I suggest that you prepare yourself before you get to the first recital...

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Post-bop Explained

Ok, so one thing you need to know about Post-bop, is that Post-bop is weird. By the mid-1 960′ s the rise of Free Jazz had shaken the foundation of Jazz. So mainstream jazz had to somehow find a way to answer the avant-garde; and that answer was a genre called Post-bop. Now, Post-bop mixes elements of Bebop, Hard-bop, Modal and Free Jazz without undoubtedly being any one of those wordings. And Post-bop was more or less invented by Miles Davis’s Second Great Quintet. So a lot of what I’m going to say here reports directly to this group. Now, I’ve got a separate video on Free Jazz which you can watch, but virtually Free Jazz was a reaction to Traditional Tonal Jazz, like Bebop. So Traditional Tonal Jazz utilized diatonic chords, functional chord advances, and was in a diatonic key...

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Jazz Piano For Beginners || Tutorial #1: starting to improvise

This is the first in a knot of lessons I’m making on jazz forte-piano for amateurs. I’ve talked about jazz a little in the past, but I thought it would be good to make an easy succession like this that you can use if you’re just starting out. Every lesson is going to be based around a jazz forte-piano improvisation that you can play, starting very simple and simple, and getting a little more challenging with each seminar. To start with all we need to do is the simplest amateurs’ knowledge of the forte-piano. If you know about chords that’s cool and it’ll improve, but for now all you need to know is the names of the mentions on the piano keyboard – we’ll cover the jazz concepts and music hypothesi you need as “theres going”. OK, let’s look at this first improvisation...

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