Welcome to Episode 1 of the 10 Minute Jazz Lesson Podcast!
In this episode we are going to take you through important exercises related to the 3rd and 7th over the 12 bar blues progression. In the episode, I explain to you why the 3rd and 7th are such important notes and why I want you to have a complete and thorough understanding of this important concept. If you ever wondered why your favorite jazz musicians sound so good over the blues, this is the place to start down the path of sounding just like them.
There are so many ways to approach the blues and this one get’s you sounding like you know the changes inside and out right from the start. If you feel like you just gloss over the changes without ever nailing them, learn these exercises and hear your playing start to change for the better!
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It is so funny how you play the instrument almost your whole life, and you learn these complicated things, like scales, and sequences, and arpeggios, and licks… then one day somebody comes along, and makes you aware of some ridiculously simple fact, that completely opens your eyes, and makes a huuuuuge difference!
That’s how I feel about this podcast!
That the most important notes in a chord are the third and the seventh, I knew already. What I had never noticed until now, is how close they are to each other, for the I7, IV7 and V7. Just a small halfstep away man! Amazing!
Can’t wait for new discoveries in these podcasts.
So awesome, Jean! I’m truly grateful that you find the material interesting and useful!
I am retaking my tenor after 20 yrs. of pause and for the first time with a more organized approach to improvisation. Thanks for your effort and concise help. I love to listen to podcasts and I really dig yours,
Greetings from Germany, Ralf