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Jazz Basics, Mixolydian Approach and
Bebop Scale.
And now it's time for, G Mixolydian.
And G Mixolydian is the C major scale
that starts from G and ends on G.
So the notes are G, A, B,
C, E, E, F, G.
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And the chord is G7.
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Now I'm just playing the,
the chord here below the neck.
So you will see.
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And also here,
you can try to play it on one string.
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And then the next string.
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That
way you will get to know the whole neck.
Then you can play.
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Phases that starts here and ends
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down here.
So, when you practice it,
you can practice intervals just
like we did earlier, the thirds.
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G, B.
A, C.
B, D.
C, E, D, F, E, G,
F, A, G, like that.
Or, fourths.
G, C, A, D.
B, E, C,
F, D, E.
And E, A, F, B, and G.
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Like that.
Or, fifth, sixth, or
seventh like we did before.
I also want to point out that this note,
the C, it's kind of an avoid note.
Once again, like if you hear this chord.
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This note.
It feels like it's going somewhere.
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This is.
Suspended note going here.
Or.
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So when you improvise, or
if you add a chord.
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It's not a good note to,
to end the phrase on.
But it works fine within the sentence.
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So it's leading somewhere, instead of
just ending or staying on that note.
So, there's some triads
that works really well.
F.
That gives kind of a suspended feeling
to it, 'cause it has that C within that.
Gives you a feel of like a G.
Four chord.
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So
once again play between those two triads.
G and F.
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It works really well.
And another thing,
you can once again use the,
the approach note I spoke about
when I was doing the Dorian scale.
When doing the Dorian scale, the D Dorian,
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I use that same note,
the C Sharp, in that case it was
a major 7th, and in this case.
It's the same note but
it has a different function.
Because it's a different chord, and
a different chord, chord scale.
So in this case it is the sharp 11,
or sharp 4.
So listen to this.
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Same notes, E,
in this case, the 9th.
No, not the 9th.
It's the 6th.
The 6th and, the sharp 11, and the 5th.
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Works really well.
And another thing is to
add a chromatic note.
Of course you can add any chromatic note
in-between the, the, notes of the scale,
like I've done before.
But to add a specific chromatic note,
to add,
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to add an F sharp.
Or G flat.
You can call it G flat
when you're descending.
So if you have a G here.
[SOUND] And then G sharp,
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F, E, D, then B.
You continue with the scale.
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You do the same one octave down.
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G, G flat, E, no F, and E, and E.
C, B, A, G.
This is called the bebop scale,
because just, if you just add that note,
it will sound like a bebop phrase.
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Up here.
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That's a pretty cool tool you can
practice, the bebop scale.
It's a Mixolydian scale with an extra,
with a, a G sh-, G flat.
Wow, going down, descending.
So now we're going to try to improvise
using these devices over G Mixolydian.
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Starting with the triads.
Within the chord scale D minor.
E minor.
F. G. [MUSIC]
This approach note, G, C sharp.
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You think that sixth too.
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Some chromatic notes.
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Using the arpeggios, F major, D7, A minor.
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Chromatic.
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F, G, F, G.
G Mixolydian.
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