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

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[MUSIC]
Let's get this
going on our blues in E.
So, we're gonna be working on
several things simultaneously,
including our three new bop scales,
four, including the F sharp minor one,
and our four new pentatonic scales and
the new approach pattern.
What I'd like to do
with this is start out,
kinda just playing with
the approach patterns some.
We're gonna have our guide tones
going down here in our left hand.
And we're gonna go back to
an exercise that we did at the top.
[MUSIC]
We're gonna leave that gap in there to
give ourselves a little minute
to get our heads together
about where our next approach pattern
is and how we might finger it.
Then I'm gonna start making some lines
just out of the approach patterns.
And then I'm going to expand starting
to include scale fragments in there.
Maybe a little bit of
our comping techniques.
And we'll sort of bring it all together
in this lesson and in the next lesson.
So I'm playing the blues in E,
a play along track
at 110 beats per minute and
we'll just get going.
We'll have some fun with these
approach patterns to begin with and
then expand from there.
One, two three.
[MUSIC]
Let's
go
a
little
pentatonic
here.
[MUSIC]
Little
bit
of
motivic
playing.
[MUSIC]
There
we heard
a lot of the
different
things
we've been
working
on.
In the next lesson we're just gonna
take that and I'm gonna expand on it.
I'm gonna go a little bit beyond trying
to focus on the approach patterns, and
we're just gonna sort of freely play with
everything that we've learned so far.
[MUSIC]