Add Coltranes amazing melodic four note patterns to your playing

I think a lot of you will agree with me that listening to Coltrane is amazing. We probably all have one or more periods of time in Coltrane’s playing where we think he sounds amazing.
I really like most of his playing and that is also why I want to share my experiences with you on this.

In this video I look at the amazing 4 note patterns of John Coltrane and give you an easy “how to” add these to your playing.


In this tutorial
What are Coltrane patterns?
3-5-2-1 pattern on major 7 chords
3-5-2-1 pattern on minor7 chords
3-5-2-1 pattern on dominant7 chords
3-5-2-1 pattern – how to practice technically
6-5-3-2 pattern – the most flexible pattern
Technical practice of the 6-5-3-2 pattern
More Coltrane patterns – the practice manual
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Video links:
“Coltrane basic pattern practise module – major 9 – minor 9 – dominant 9 chords”

The most important melodic Coltrane structures – explained and how to use

3 scale patterns you must know

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