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Jazz & More Guitar Lessons: Tritone Subs, Half Tone Bends and Practice Routines

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Gypsy Guitar Tritone Subs,
Half Tone Bends and Practice Routines.
Here I do a tritone substitute and
over the [SOUND] E7, you can also play.
You can play a B-flat [SOUND] 7.
[SOUND] Like a tritone substitution,
I spoke about that in the jazz block.
It means you replace one dominant chord
[SOUND] with sharp 4 or a flat 5.
[SOUND] The same dominant chord.
Instead of playing an E7 arpeggio,
[SOUND] I play a B flat 7.
[MUSIC]
These
bends are also good to know about,
that Django did this, these small bends.
Instead of playing like [SOUND] just a B,
he did it he,
he started on maybe the B flat and bend
it up, [SOUND] like this, just half step.
And then down [SOUND] to A,
instead of playing
[SOUND] is a blue note.
Going from the E flat [SOUND] up to E.
[MUSIC]
Here.
Same here, instead of playing that note,
[SOUND] you bend up.
Bend up from F sharp to G.
[SOUND]
As I told you before, it's really,
really important to be able to outline
the chord changes when you're improvising.
That will give you very, very good and
solid ground when you're improvising.
'Cause this means that you hear
the changes, you feel the changes and
you will be able to outline them.
So you're not really relying on the base
player if he's playing it clear,
bad, base line or if the rhythm guitar is
just actual really clear with the chords.
You will, you will feel really comfort,
comfortably in yourself and
that you feel the song.
So of course, you should listen to
the others and not about that, but
you shouldn't rely on the others.
You sh, you should rely on, on yourself.
[SOUND] That you feel and hear the song.
It's important to learn the melody and
the chords and feel the chord progression.
[SOUND] So this goes for jazz,
it goes for classical music.
It goes for gypsy jazz, as well.
[SOUND] So if,
I would recommend you to practice.
Take a, some basic standard song
that you know, some standard chords.
Like for instance, this minor
swing now with just three chords.
And try to play without any backing
track and try to outline the changes.
[MUSIC]