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Jazz Basics, Mode Improvisation Examples.
All right.
I'm gonna do play the Dorian
scale once again,
trying to improvise and,
meanwhile I'm playing.
And I will play it a bit slower this time,
I will try to explain what I'm doing,
to outline this.
Dorian mode over D minor 7 chord.
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Starting with some notes from the scale.
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Thirds.
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Fourth.
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Fifths.
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Sixths.
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Seventh.
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Chromatic.
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Triads, D minor, E minor, F,
G, A minor, B minor 7, flat 5.
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I'm going to play the Phrygian
backing track once again.
I'm gonna do it a little
bit slower this time.
Meanwhile I'm playing,
I'm gonna explain what I'm doing.
Try to explain what,
when I'm playing different intervals or
playing some triads or
some arpeggios from the chord scale.
So here's E Phrygian one more time.
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We're starting playing the scale.
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Finding some triads.
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B minor, F.
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G.
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D minor.
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C.
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Some intervals.
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Fourth.
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Chromatic.
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Some arpeggios.
C major.
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D minor.
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E minor.
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F major.
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G7.
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A minor.
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B minor 7 flat.
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C.
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E Phrygian.
>> So let's try to play some F Lydian.
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I'm used,
now I'm used to using these triads, F.
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G.
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F.
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F.
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G.
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F.
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Just the scale along the lines.
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Chromatic.
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Arpeggios.
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A minor, G7.
F minor 7.
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E minor 7.
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D minor.
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C major.
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F major.
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That's F Lydian.
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Starting with some triads,
within the chord scale, D minor.
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E minor.
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F, G.
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This approach note G sha-,.
.
C sharp.
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Using that 6th too.
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So chromatic notes.
Using the arpeggios, F major, D7.
A minor.
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Chromatic.
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F, G, F, G.
G Mixolydian.
So let's do A,
Aeolian with the backing track.
And I'm going to play and
explain meanwhile I'm playing.
Let's take this a bit slower, so
you will understand what I'm doing.
[SOUND].
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Starting with the.
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The notes of a scale.
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Intervals.
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Some fifths and sixths.
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Arpeggios C mino- major arpeggio.
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D minor.
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E minor.
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F major.
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A minor.
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B minor 7, flat 5, arpeggio C major.
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Thirds.
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Fourth.
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Seventh.
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Chromatic.
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sixth.
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I'm going to play B Locrian mode.
Trying to improvise, create some melodies.
I'm gonna do it slow to start with so
you will understand what I'm doing.
[SOUND].
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Triads G.
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The D minor 6 arpeggio.
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Or a B minor 7 flat 5.
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Thirds.
Chromatic.
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Just playing some arpeggios,
C minor, C major.
D minor, E minor, F major, G,
A minor, back to original.
B minor 7, flat 5.
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On each of these modes, when you practice,
try to have a practice
routine to go through.
First go through the scale, create some
melodies, trying bigger, larger intervals.
Like the fourth or fifth sixth and
the seventh and the.
Then you can,
try the chromatics and the triads,
the different triads within the scale,
and, the arpeggios.
And then you can just practice to download
these backing tracks, practice to them.
And then you can record
a video of yourself.
Play, and then you can just
upload it to the site, and
I will have a look at it, and
I will give you some feedback.
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