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Jazz Piano Lessons: Combining Bop Scales, Pentatonics & Approach Patterns

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[MUSIC]
So we're ready to play on our F blues
now using every tool that
we've got in our box.
We've got our bop scales
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We've got our pentatonic scales.
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We've got approach pattern.
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We've got those.
We've got some chord melody things.
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And
we've got two handed
comping to throw in there.
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Like that.
I'm gonna play a few rounds here,
just having some fun.
And trying to use only
the tools that we have so far.
For the time being, I'm gonna
leave my left hand out of it, and
then in our next lesson we'll
add in our guide tones and
we should be playing really great
on the blues at that point.
So, let's just have some fun with this.
For now I'm gonna keep
the pentatonic stuff,
mostly as scale stuff.
Going from one tone to the other,
rather than skipping around like that.
That's something to work on,
but for this level,
let's stick with just playing
it more in a scalar fashion.
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And
there
it
is,
there's
a
bunch
of
different
ideas
in
there.
You heard me probably playing
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things like that kinda.
It's funny how,
how almost anything you can conceive of,
if you just lay it in right
it's a really workable idea and
the better you lay it in, the more of
a kind of nuanced phrase you're making,
the more inspiring I find that
the next idea springs out of that.
And we're a couple lessons away
from working on motivic playing
which is a really essential
part of our jazz vocabulary.
Next thing we're gonna do
in the next lesson is,
we're quickly gonna add in the left hand.
You might have saw me sneak
a thing in here and there, but
we're gonna really kinda
play the blues next time.
We're gonna give the left hand a little
bit of space to shine in between,
use it to support our lines.
And then we'll kind of have consolidated
everything that we've learned so far and
we'll take it from there.
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