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Jazz Piano Lessons: Mixing it All Up

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[MUSIC]
We've developed a lot of different
approaches to playing our F blues now.
And once again just to kinda
get it to consolidate,
let's play the blues, now we'll add
in this kind of motivic development.
And I'm gonna expand a little bit,
especially on the pentatonic,
to playing some shapes that aren't
necessarily the linear scale.
And you'll hear that there's really just
enormous potential with this collection of
tools to play a really great solo.
A lot of it isn't in how you're
gonna articulate it, how
are you gonna accent it to make the line
dance and to make it sit in a cool way.
So I'm just gonna start up the F7
blues at a 110 beats per minute and
let's see where we go.
[MUSIC]
One, two, three, four.
[MUSIC]
There
is an
example
of
just
taking
the
tools
that
we
have
and
kind
of
working
them
in in
different
ways.
I've tried to play something from
every variety of things that we've
discussed so far.
Let me point something out to
you as we're playing here.
Which is that if you want
to move to the C blues,
we already have been working out
on two of the chords on that.
We already have the C7 cause
that's the 5 chord of or F blues.
And we have the F7,
which is the second chord in the sequence.
So all you would really need to
add is D minor seven and G7.
And so for extra credit, F C blues.
[MUSIC]
These two chords we already know.
[MUSIC]
Still playing chords
that we've been working on.
[MUSIC]
Here's a new one, D minor 7.
And that's an easy one if you
want to do some experimenting.
Another one that's really easy for
us to get to now is a B flat seven blues.
Because we already have
two of those chords.
The B flat seven we've been using, yeah
that's the second chord in our F blues.
It would be the first
chord of our flat blues.
There are PDF charts of blues in all keys.
So if you want to get into these and
experiment, it's going to be really
essential that at some point we
start playing the stuff that we've
learned using the practicing techniques
that we've learned in other keys.
So these are easy,
we already know this chord.
E flat seven would be a new one for
us, but then F seven,
the five chord we've already been
working on that, so we would just
need a C minor seven, and an F seven,
you know bop scale for the C seven.
Those are on a PDF, they are fingered to
get you going, so I would love to see
people take this stuff and go ahead and
start doing it in different keys.
We are on to the next lesson,
and I will see you for that.
[MUSIC]