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Jazz & More Guitar Lessons: Outlining Changes

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Jazz Basics, Outlining Changes.
It's time for one of the most
common progressions in jazz or
in mus, music in general.
It's the 2, 5, 1 progression.
I just spoke a little bit about
it while I was demonstrating
the tritone substitution.
The 2, 5, 1.
For instance like we
just did in the key of C,
D minor, G7, D minor 7, G7, C major 7.
And now, I'm gonna speak a little bit
about how I practice, 'cause during these.
These lessons, these courses you will
have backing tracks to practice against.
But, I will also recommend to
practice without backing tracks.
And I've taught you some scales and
some arpeggios and stuff but,
now it's time to just try to
hear the progressions and
to be able to play just to,
you know creating your own melodies.
And I pract, I would practice this way,
I would start with maybe a backing track.
Play over this backing track 2, 5, 1 in C.
Then after a while I would just improvise
without the backing track and then still
people should hopefully be able to hear
that you're improvising over 2, 5, 1.
In the key of C,
'cause this is an important thing in Jazz.
And especially in bebop,
that you can really outline these changes.
So even though you're not
playing the melody and
even though you're not hearing the chords,
you can actually do something.
You know?
Create a really strong melody line.
So people can hear what tune or
what song you're pla,
actually playing and what progression.
So and the same goes for classical music
like for instance Bach and baroque music.
The melody line there is very strong too.
So just from a single melody line,
you can hear maybe what just
the actual chord progression,
all the other instrument, instruments even
though you, they're actually not there.
So this is a little test.
I will start just playing a little
bit of an old jazz standard and
see if you can just hear
what song I'm playing.
Now, I will just improvise
over the changes.
Alright, folks,
see if you can figure out what that was.
And now, when I improvised, I actually
played in a jazz style, in bebop style.
I could actually do the actual same thing.
Doing like a classical thing.
[LAUGH] Same song.
Maybe you can hear it by now what it was.
I can also, do the same thing.
You know playing in the gypsy
guitar style like Django Reinhardt.
Same idea, playing the same song,
doing the same changes,
but more gypsy like melodies.
Like that.
And well,
now I can tell you the song was
Autumn Leaves, the old jazz standard.