1st October Sussex Jazz Guitar School

Spice up your Blues playing, 2,5,1 in major and minor and have something to say on the A section of the Jazz Standard Caravan!

We will be exploring altered dominant concepts and resolutions in depth 🙂

We will create routes through these chords using a mixture of whole tone – clusters and scales, Messiaen mode, augmented triads using single note lines and also block chord style soloing.

All broken down simply , leaving no stone unturned as we increase the complexity and modern sounds of these lines!

Have some blank TAB to note down any Messiaen / whole tone passages.

here’s some material to have handy in lesson

 

 

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Sussex jazz guitar school 27/9/20

Altered Dominant Chords

There are countless concepts and devices to use over altered dominant chords.

i have many approaches depending on the sound I want to get.

We will look at dominant chords going to both major and minor One  chords. (Major and minor 2,5,1)

these can be used in blues progressions also and hundreds of standards!

We will focus on making use of #5 sounds, so lots of Augmented Triads , whole tone scale principles, maybe some Messiaen linked in with it to 😉

Have these diagrams ready to hand!   Best to print out, So you can scribble on them..

 

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Sussex Jazz Guitar School, 17/09/20

Creating an Etude over Autumn Leaves – 17th September Class

We are using last weeks diagrams to help us compose an etude over Autumn Leaves.

we will use creative devises and voice leading to weave through the changes.

Having done last weeks class isn’t essential although it will help.  If you want the video recording of the class, contact me and I will email you it.

Minor spread triads and applications (last weeks work)

We will be looking at minor spread triads and how we can practice and use them.

we will be aiming at trying to weave lines incorporating these triads and scale notes with twists and turns through the chord changes of a jazz standard – Autumn Leaves.

This approach can be used over any jazz standard.

Heres the accompanying material.

1. Minor Spread triads

2. Major spread triads

3.   Chords to autumn leaves


 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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27th Aug, Sussex Jazz Guitar School

MESSIAEN MODES, AUGMENTED ARPEGGIOS 

We will be looking at a totally different concept this week.  One rarely talked about.

Messian Modes!

Don’t worry about your ability level as I have structured the class so it will suit all abilities with extension work etc..

You will be able to integrate these ideas into your playing and by studying this it will help with other areas of your playing.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mode_of_limited_transposition

I use these modes to create an “outside” modern sound over any chord type.

As it is exotic and strange sounding I tend to use it over altered dominant chords.

I will …

1. break down the scale

2. Look at useful permutations 

3. Look at how to connect it to augmented arpeggios so we have Scalic ideas Mixtec together with great sounding arpeggios.

4. explore how we can use this in various situations , especially the “Minor 11,V, 1 “

Have this diagram of an A augmented triad, 

Root (A), 3rd (C#), #5 (F basically E sharp)

 

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20/8/20 Sussex jazz guitar school

Wide interval soloing ideas, counterpoint beginnings 

Hi guitarists, here is the accompanying sheet to go with this week’s lesson.
Drop 2 voicings on middle string set of Bbmaj7 which we will use to do some very interesting things with.

We will be improving our playing using wide interval concepts, outlining chords and using this as a starting point for counterpoint ideas. 

The work will also help us feel more in control of navigating the fretboard and playing quality, strong sounds on the guitar

I’m getting there with the recording.  I can’t do it as host, but if you can send me the recording by WETRANSFER then I can send it to people who missed the class.

See you Thursday!

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