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Jazz Piano Lessons: Practicing These Scales as a Cadence

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Let's put these new bop scales
that we've got together on a cadence.
We're gonna play our C minor seven
to F seven to B flat major and
we're gonna work on stitching
this stuff together.
Remember that if you're on
a tear with your scales and
you need somewhere to go, go ahead and
just hinge into the next chord with
an approach pattern to a chord tone.
Let's start out here by doing our
exercise where we play our bop scale for
one, for five notes, and
then we play the approach pattern.
Would be something like that.
We're gonna work out first on
the two five to one track that
has two bars of the C minor 7.
Two bars of the F7 and
four bars of the B flat major 7,
so that's the two fives to B flat track.
And I'm gonna go ahead and
play it at 140 bpm.
And let's have fun with this.
Let's break up our lines a little bit.
Again, you got plenty of
time to think on these,
because they're spaced out twice as wide.
One, two, three, four.
One, two, three, four.
Let's go ahead and play the track.
Two, a one, two, three, four.
play something
more like
our one and
five idea.
There's our little triad move right there.
bit of motivic development in there.
Lot's of approach patterns in there.
There's several examples of ways to
integrate this stuff
into the 2-5-1 on B flat.
Play it as slow as you need to
to get your thinking together.
If I'm playing, for example, let's say I'm
doing the approach patterns to the third.
And, in this case, the sixth.
Go ahead and play it at a tempo
that makes sense to you.
Work that out on the two five to B flat,
the two five to C, and
the two five to D major 7 and
we are in position to play Tune Up.