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Jazz Piano Lessons: Integrating Approach Patterns 1 & 2 Into Pentatonics

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Let's get this approach pattern,
the new one, going and
integrated into our pentatonic scales.
This is another exercise that's
one that we've done before.
But now we're using
a new pentatonic scale.
We've got our new ones, the E minor 7,
the E minor 6, the F sharp minor 7,
the F sharp minor 6, and
we have our new approach pattern.
So, we're gonna run it the same
way that we've been doing.
Five notes of the scale.
The three note approach pattern.
And then five more notes,
three note approach pattern.
What we're gonna do,
is we're gonna use as the target note for
our approach pattern the last
note of the scale we played.
So check this out, we'll be playing,
[SOUND] I'm doing the E minor seven
pentatonic scale at this point.
So that's the last note of our five.
Like this.
So in practice and again,
this is an interesting one because
each time you play, you're gonna be
hitting a different note of the five.
It kind of rotates between the five and
then it resumes.
And plays the same rotation.
Let's put our metronome on and
play this and we'll try to swing it.
[SOUND] One, [SOUND] two,
[SOUND] one, two, three.
Let's do it to a different key.
Let's do it to F sharp minor six and
we're gonna play that over
our B flat seven chord.
So you can hear that we're
integrating that in there,
that's actually a very nice
combination of things.
To have this sweep,
[SOUND] Of the pentatonic scale, and
then a little bit of more close action.
That the approach patterns represent.
If you're ambitious, go ahead and
start mixing in the two approach patterns.
You can either alternate them
as you approach each note or
just kind of use your improvising mind.
You could see a little desperation
fingering there at the end.
It helps, as you're playing up,
the pentatonic is kind of
a little bit on auto pilot.
So as I'm playing that I'm thinking,
which approach pattern do I want to use,
a little bit ahead of time.
That helps me prepare my fingers.
So now we have our, the approach patterns.
We're integrating them
into our penatonics.
We've got them burning on our bop scales.
Let's take a minute and put together
what we've learned so far again.