Category Archives: Alterations

Play Outside Using This simple Minor Chord Method

Why playing outside is not complicated.
Boiling the idea of playing outside down to adding one minor chord.
And why Coltrane, Brecker and Potter sound amazing when they play outside.
They do it the simple way.

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In this tutorial
00:00 COLTRANE, BRECKER AND POTTER ALL DO IT
01:09 The simple minor chord
01:51 First alteration – backdoor dominant
03:42 Second alteration – tritone substituted dominant
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Tritone substitutions – Use this method and get the sound
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Great Jazz sound – minor over dominant

3 great minor sounds to play on dominant chords
Adding vocabulary to your playing is very important.
The more ways you are able to get around in the changes of a tune, the more flexible you are in your playing, the more options you have the easier it is to make the best choice in your music.
You want to be able to move freely around, you want to react to what the piano player throws at you when playing, you want to move outside the key and surprise your fellow musicians and the audience with a sudden hip move. 
Getting more options in how to play and improvise on dominant chords is a massive addon to your flexibility.

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In this video
Look into the II-V music theory
Explore how we can add a II to the V
Interchange the V with the IIm7
Add three different II’s to the V
Build jazz lines using the II interchanged
Show, play and analyse three II-V-I lines using interchanging II functions. 

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“Analyze and recognize the II-V-I – know your theory and apply it + two basic II-V-I licks”
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GET THE SOUND OF THE TRITONE SUBSTITUTION

GET THE SOUND OF THE TRITONE SUBSTITUTION
Getting new sounds into your vocabulary is sometimes difficult. 
What should you play and how should you get on with it. 
One of the sounds I use a lot in my own playing is the tritone substitute on a dominant chord. 
Don’t let the words scare you – It is way easier than it seems.

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In this tutorial
Why do you need a tritone substitution in your playing?
What is a tritone substitution?
How to practice the tritone substitution scales and chords
Build tritone substitution jazz lines
Apply jazz lines using tritone substitutions to your playing
Show, play and analyse two jazz licks using tritone substitution
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“Bebop – how to get the sound”
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Triads – A Massive Boost To Your Solos

Triads – A Massive Boost To Your Solos
When listening to Chris Potter I get very inspired.
This video is how to add triads to your playing and practice and get a hint of some of the sound Chris Potter is using.
About how to play clearly when playing super advanced music.
Thank you Chris Potter.

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In this tutorial

00:00 Thank you Chris Potter
00:04 Practicing Confirmation
00:42 Playing with clarity
01:39 G major triad lick
02:12 E minor lick
02:29 Db major lick
03:05 How does he do it?
03:28 Triads and guide tone line
04:52 Be Flexible – practice triads in the scale – musically
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TRITONE SUBSTITUTION – USE THIS METHOD AND GET THE SOUND
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Chord note solos – strong melodies with awesome rhythm

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The 8 most important chord patterns you need to know
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6 EASY WAY TO APPLY ALTERATIONS

6 easy ways to apply alterations to dominant chords
Alterations is a great part of jazz music. Learning to play outside and play the hip notes is a “must” when you improvise – almost in any style of music and surely in jazz. 

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In this tutorial
Why is it important to know your alterations?
What are alterations?
Where do you use alterations?
The dominant chord
Flat 9
Flat 13
Show, play and analyse a short solo on a “Blues in G” using easy alterations

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Pentatonic scales – three levels of super alterations

How to use 3 common pentatonic scales for great dominant alterations

The pentatonic sound is easy to manage and easy to play as a scale. 
Another real great thing adding to the benefits of the pentatonic scale is that it is really easy to use because of the simplicity.

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In this video I will take you through how to play three levels of alterations on dominant chords only using simple minor pentatonic scales.

In this tutorial
The tricks of using the pentatonic scale as an altered dominant
Dominant chord alterations
Fitting the alterations into pentatonic scales
Eb minor pentatonic scale used as altered dominant
Bb minor pentatonic scale as an altered dominant
C minor pentatonic scale as altered dominant
More pentatonic patterns
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Pentatonics manual vol. 1
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 “Coltrane basic pattern practise module – major 9 – minor 9 – dominant 9 chords”
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PENTATONIC SCALES HOW TO PRACTICE AND USE IMMEDIATELY

BASIC BLUES – SOUND GREAT WITH ONLY ONE PENTATONIC SCALE

Add Coltrane’s amazing melodic four note patterns to your playing

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