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have made it to level three of our
ArtistWorks Jazz Piano course,
which is great.
Because at this point,
you're burning away on your soloing.
You sound like a real pro.
Your soloing is in sync with
the harmony in a way that
really seasoned musicians play.
You've got your ear developing.
We're learning the vocabulary of jazz.
We've got good harmony cooking.
We've been working on our time getting
our notes to sit in a great way.
And the next step is to start
playing on a standard tune and
we're gonna choose something that Miles
Davis made famous, a tune called Tune Up.
Because it takes us to still more keys.
At the end of this thing we'll have
eight of our 12 dominant chords
under our finger.
And it gets us going on
the two-five-one progression,
which is the bedrock
of all standard tunes.
Really, the most essential
chords in the tool box.
We're gonna find some cool ways to
approach these that sound really
recognizably jazzy, for
lack of a better way to put it.
We're gonna get to the major bop scale.
We've been looking at minor and
dominate ones.
Time to put the major one in there, and
we'll have all the tools we need
to play on most any standard.
The harmony that we're gonna be
getting into is nice and dense.
We're adding complexity to it,
we're adding those jazzy buzz notes.
Which is really cool,
by the end of this level you'll be
definitely kind of comping like a pro.
You can always expand that vocabulary but
we're gonna get you off to
a really good start to that.
And we'll be playing
complete standards covering
all the chords you need to sit in or
play at a gig.
It's always going to be a good idea for
you to take this and
expand it to other keys.
I'm gonna try to do that as best as I can
just by the way that the course moves.
But this level is full of really
tools that really complete the sound
of a lot of what your doing and
I propose that we get started right now.