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Jazz & More Guitar Lessons: “Mr. PC”

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Tune-Based Instruction,
"Mr PC" Breakdown 1.
Here's a little breakdown of the Mr.
PC theme and chords and I'll have to
improvise over this 12 bar minor Blues,
typical Jazz Blues progression in minor.
The first chord is G Minor 7.
[MUSIC]
You go one, two, three, four.
One, two, three, four.
One, two, three, four.
One, two, three, four.
So G, F, B Flat, and E.
If you want to use the,
this voice, or this.
[MUSIC].
G11 or 4th,
C, F and B flat.
Okay, now minor 6.
[MUSIC]
The E.
[MUSIC]
Or.
[MUSIC]
Minor 9.
[MUSIC]
G.
[MUSIC]
B flat.
[MUSIC]
F and A.
[MUSIC]
Do you have a, a, a few options.
[MUSIC]
For that voicing.
One, two, three, four.
One, two, three, four.
One, two, three, four.
One, two, three, four.
C minor.
[MUSIC]
You could use the same voicings.
Here's E.
[MUSIC]
Back to G.
So one, two, three, four.
Two, two, three, four.
[MUSIC]
Back to G minor, E flat 7, or
E flat 9 if you wanna add the 9th.
E flat G, D flat, 5th string,
6th position, 4th string, 5th position,
and 3rd string, 6th position.
F on top if you wanna add.
On the second string 6th
position if you wanna add.
[MUSIC]
Then E flat 9.
[MUSIC]
And on the D7 here you can add the.
[MUSIC]
Do a D7 sharp 9.
[MUSIC]
And then back.
[MUSIC]
So, one, two, three, four.
[MUSIC]
And you can do a G7 in-between.
[MUSIC]
Or a D flat 7 if you use to try.
Down soft to the leading tune, so.
[MUSIC]
[MUSIC]
So those are the chords.
So, melody.
[MUSIC]
This is,
this is a little picking exercise so
G, A, B flat, two, two notes.
[MUSIC]
Two hits per note.
[MUSIC]
Up to C.
[MUSIC]
D, C, B flat, G, F, G.
[MUSIC]
F and G.
[MUSIC]
If you find this difficult,
you can just play at first.
[MUSIC]
Or.
[MUSIC].
So, first maybe.
[MUSIC].
Maybe.
[SOUND] And then.
[MUSIC]
When you get used to it.
So that first figure.
[MUSIC]
Moves up the same thing from C,
C, D, E flat, F, G, F, E flat, C.
[MUSIC]
B flat.
[MUSIC]
G, F, G, so.
[MUSIC]
You can stay in the same position.
[MUSIC]
If you like.
[MUSIC]
Then B flat G.
[MUSIC]
We have E flat to C,
D flat, B flat.
[MUSIC]
C, B flat, G.
[MUSIC]
F, G.
[MUSIC]
You do a power chord.
[MUSIC]
[MUSIC]
And at the end, you can repeat it
[MUSIC]
Two or three, three times.
[MUSIC]
[MUSIC]
Tune-Based Instruction,
"Mr PC" Breakdown 2.
When you improvise, you can choose
what mode you like to project like for
the first chord.
You can choose Dorian,
[MUSIC]
G, A, B flat, C, D,
E, F, and, and G.
That's one mode to get that.
[MUSIC]
You can also play the G minor 6 arpeggio.
G, B flat, E, D.
And E.
[MUSIC]
The,
the most common mode to play
would be the pure minor, Aeolian.
[MUSIC]
With a flat 6,
[MUSIC]
E flat instead of E.
[MUSIC]
And
also another opportunity is
actually to play the melodic minor.
[MUSIC]
It's a Dorian Scale.
[SOUND] With a major 7th.
F sharp instead of F,
or the harmonic minor.
Harmonic minor is like
an Aeolian Scale with a major 7th.
[SOUND]
Instead of F.
[MUSIC]
So all these works.
We hear the sound, Dorian.
[MUSIC]
Aeolian.
[MUSIC]
And melodic minor.
[MUSIC]
And harmonic minor.
So there you have a couple
of different ones.
Then, if you choose to play this
G7 chord leading to C minor.
I would recommend you either
to use the altered, like.
[MUSIC]
G, A flat, B flat, B,
D flat, E flat, F, and G.
[MUSIC]
Or if you used a mixolydian
flat 2 flat 6 G, A flat, B,
C, E, E flat, F, G.
[MUSIC]
So it might sound like this.
[MUSIC]
Altered.
[MUSIC]
That was the mixolydian flat, 2 flat 6.
[MUSIC]
And then back to.
Then we go, then we go to C minor.
And here the natural choice is Dorian.
[MUSIC]
But maybe a melodic minor.
Or if you just use this
B as an approach note.
So the Dorian would be C, D.
A, E flat, F, G, A, E flat, C.
[MUSIC]
But you can also.
[MUSIC]
Add this,
[MUSIC]
B flat to make it a melodic minor scale.
It's a B, instead of B flat.
Or just use it as
an approach note to this C.
[MUSIC]
So you can learn how to
use both the major 7th and
the minor 7th, so.
[MUSIC]
Then we have that chord and
back to tonic chord again.
[MUSIC]
A here we have the E flat 7.
And that is kind of a tritone
substitution for A7.
And for all tritone substitutions dominant
chords, we use Lydian flat 7, from E flat.
[MUSIC]
E flat, F, G, A,
B flat, C, D flat, E flat.
[MUSIC]
And
then D7,
dominant if you want to play the flat 9 or
a sharp 9 or
whatever voicing you want to use.
I will recommend to play the, either
the altered scale to go a little bit out.
Altered super Locrian D, E flat, F.
[SOUND] F sharp or G flat.
A flat.
[SOUND]
B flat, C, and D.
[SOUND] Or if you wanna use
the mixolydian flat 2 flat 6.
D, E flat, F sharp, G
[MUSIC]
A, B flat.
[MUSIC]
So, so and then back to the tonic chord.
So that's pretty much the, the whole song.
The basic structure.
So let me play it one more
time through and that's.
The end of it for now, [SOUND] So
let me improvise here.
And I will start kind of slow so you can
hear it, even though the tempo is fast.
You can kind of play over it.
You don't have to play
that fast all the time.
Then I will get into it after a while.
Here we go.
Okay, so, backing track.
>> One, two, one, two [SOUND]
[MUSIC]
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[MUSIC]
One, two.
One, two.
[MUSIC]
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