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This Learn Jazz Piano video on YouTube is a short recap about the relationship between a major scale and its seven chords.
Here are the 7th chords that belong to F major.
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Here’s a summary of the lesson content:
Lesson 1 – From scales to chords
- Soloing over the Pentatonic scale
- Mastering intervals
- The V – I concept
- One formula to construct all major scales
- 7 chords, one family
Lesson 2 – Building a chord sequence
- Chord sequences
- The relative minor and its scales
- The family row of minor triads
- Soloing in a minor key
Lesson 3 – Mastering every key
- The circle of 5ths
- How to play in any key
- Preview of the II-V-I sequence
- Introduction to the turnaround
Lesson 4 – Swing time
- Learning to swing
- The construction of 7th chords
- How to interpret chord symbols
- Shells – how not to upset the bass player
Lesson 5 – Walking 3s
- Turnarounds part 2: I – VI – II -V
- Walking 3s and 7s: the seeds of vertical improvisation.
- How to use passing notes.
- Voice leading
Lesson 6 – Extensions
- Extensions: how to use 9ths, 11ths and 13th.
- Know which extensions work with which chord.
- Voicing a chord using extensions.
- Introduction to Modes.
Lesson 7 – The II-V-I sequence
- Master the II – V – I sequence in all keys
- Seven soloing techniques over II – V – I
- Alterations: know your sharp 11 from your flat 13
- Flat 9s and the diminished chord
Lesson 8 – How to comp
- Comp like a pro
- Find the best chord voicings
- Use the right extensions
- Build up to a five-note comp
- Explore rhythmic variations
Lesson 9 – Modes
- Know your Mixodydian from your Dorian
- Grasp the connection between modes and chords
- The art of modal soloing and comping
- How to play ‘So What’
Lesson 10 – Autumn Leaves part 1
- Playing your first standard
- Learning the melody
- The comp
- The shells
- The solo
Lesson 11 – Autumn Leaves part 2
- Taking Autumn Leaves to the next level
- How to fill out the melody
- Comping with alterations
- Soloing with vertical improvisation
Lesson 12 – The Blues part 1
Play with confidence over the blues.
- How to solo creatively
- The minor blues
- Blues in 12/8
Plus lots of tips, tricks and licks!
Lesson 13 – The Blues part 2
- Taking the blues beyond the basics.
- Chord changes that turn blues into jazz.
- Lydian dominant & diminished scales.
- Rootess left-hand voicings.
Lesson 14 – Bebop blues
- Left hand 4-note rootless voicings
- Constructing the Bebop sequence.
- How to solo over a Bebop blues
- Comping over a Bebop blues
Lesson 15 – Rootless voicing
- Constructing left hand rootless voicings.
- Applying rootless voicings to II-V-I and turnarounds.
- Adding the alterations: b9, b13 etc.
Lesson 16 – Tritone substitution
- Diminished theory
- Soloing over diminshed chords
- Using diminished scales over dominant 7ths
- Mastering tritone substitution
Lesson 17 – Putting it together
- Now put your knowledge to work!
- Combine learned techniques to play a jazz standard.
- Rootless voicings + tritone substitution
- Altered and diminished scales
Lesson 18 – Decoding a standard
- Analysis of ‘All The Things You Are.’
- How tunes are structured.
- Identifying key centres
- Connecting melody and chords
- How to learn tunes
Lesson 19 – Reharmonising a standard
- Chord substitution
- How to reharmonise a tune
- All The Thing You Are: advanced
- Take The A Train reharmonised
Lesson 20 – Rhythm Changes
- Next to a 12-bar blues, Rhythm Changes
is the most important chord sequence in jazz.
Master all its forms in this vital video lesson.
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