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How To Play Block Chords (JAZZ PIANO) Part 1/2

Hi! Today I want to show you how they are able to “block out” some chords and play the “block chords” style. And the “block chords” style is pretty much like this: For precedent...

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Jazz Improvisation Techniques – Simple Scale Hacks

https://www.freejazzlessons.com/jazz-… Would you like to learn some jazz improvisation techniques? This brand new video tutorial will help. Make sure you visit the url  to get the full lesson and learn more jazz improvisation techniques. If you want to become great at jazz improvisation it’s essential that you learn how to improvise over common chord progressions.

That’s why having jazz improvisation techniques you can rely on and you have mastered is absolutely essential. In this jazz improvisation techniques video we look at the most common jazz chord progression, the ii V I chord progression.

Since the 2 5 1 occurs in a million different jazz standards it’s essential that you have a variety of different jazz improvisation techniques to play over it...

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( forte-piano music) -[ Julian] How’s it extending guys? Julian Bradley here from TheMusicalEar.com. In today’s video I’m gonna share with you my chord advance of the week. I’m gonna start by playing the original v9ersion, and then I’m going to share a couple of other variances, which you can do on the same chord advance. So here is the original form.( piano music) So the chords start on C-minor-Seven, and I’m expending an interesting voicing. It’s called an open sound, whatever it is you hop-skip every other observe. So “youre playing” C, you skip the Third, play G, bounced the root, play-act E-Flat, bounce G, and play B-Flat. This is a nice open voice. It sounds very clean when you play it...

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JAZZ SCALES EXPLAINED IN 10 MINUTES (the end to your confusion)

-[ Julian] How’s it running guys? Julian Bradley here from the Jazz Tutorial YouTube channel. I hope you’re doing well. And in today’s video I’m going to answer a common inquiry which I get, which is, “Which scale should I play with each chord form, “and how can you tell which scale to play “with each chord type? ” Now, often, you’ll get a jazz piano volume, and you’ll “re going to the” back of the book, and it will roster a load of magnitudes, and it will say, “When you see this type of chord, play this scale, ” but it won’t actually explain how this works. So personally, I never look at the back of the book to appreciate which scales they indicate. Personally, I like to figure it out from scratch, and I do it merely using a simple principle which I’m about to show you...

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Musical Ear Advice: More help with Intervals-Chirn Park Jazz ,Gold Coast @Taste Restaurant

Great night with Malcolm Capewell on the Baritone Sax playing at Taste Restaurant on The Gold Coast .

Today I have a member question:

“I can’t hear the difference between whole-steps and half-steps, major 3rds and minor 3rds etc.

I’ve been practicing with interval-trainer apps but without much success.

Do you have any tips?”

Here’s a new exercise you can use to improve your interval recognition:

Practice Tip:

Go to the piano and play a C.

Now try to sing up an interval – let’s say a half-step.

Sing the note, and then test your answer by playing a Db.

Then do it again – sing up a major 3rd from Db.

Sing the note, and then test your answer by playing an F.

Then do it again – sing down a whole-step from F.

Sing the note, and then test your answer by playing an Eb.

And keep doing this f...

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Larry Goldings – Jazz Organ Lesson 1

When you’re playing organ, you can be more orchestral, and they are able to have substance moving around that only adds to the texture of what’s going on, you know, in the band. You take your 9th ambiance and you move it down to the root, to the major 7, to the dominant 7, and you SUS it, and you resolve that with the 9 or the b9, you did the same happen here. The object is, I’m not just plotting down the chords, chord to chord, chord to chord, chord to chord. I want to be very economic in how I do it, so let’s look at this G child. Db9, I’m not moving anywhere. I want to harmonize this E, but I don’t want it to sound pedestrian, you are familiar, so what do I do? I go…

I wanted to get some crunchy memoranda in there...

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What Makes Jazz n Blues So Cool?

In a word – improvisation.

jazz  n blues performance is like setting up a musical base camp. Once this is established at the beginning of the piece, each musician is free to wander off to explore – but always, eventually, returning to base. Variations on the theme. The heart of jazz n blues

It’s the goal of each musician in a jazz n blues band to take you with them on their improvised journey; to show you how they do it. And then, of course, to bring you back from the wilds of their imagination to the others at base camp; back to the theme – a little wiser and a little more fulfilled each time.

To experience jazz n blues live is to experience the music being created before your very eyes and ears. Miles Davis called it “the birth of the cool”...

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