JAZZ BLUES – this will nail the sound This is the way to play jazz and get the blues sound on a jazz blues Check the video here: https://youtu.be/fb5CeaJLdzY
What is playing jazz on a blues and what is playing blues on blues?Blues is mostly one of the first things we get into playing when playing an instrument. It is quite easy to use a simple pentatonic scale and get around in a 12 bar blues form.
When we get a bit further in our development as a player we start looking at the chord changes more deeply. Where in the form do we play blues and where can we play jazz – is there a difference? I say yes – there is a clear difference.
In this video I will explain one of the characteristic blues sounds when playing jazz blues in C My focus will be the difference of major and minor in the first and second bar of the blues You will learn how to spell this out playing the blues Going through the I and the IV dominant chord notes – the C7 and the F7 Going through the I and the IV dominant scales – the C7 and the F7 Showing how to make the change between the major and minor sound Playing and analysing two jazz blues lines from the I dominant to the IV dominant – the C7 and the F7
Training your scale patterns is great exercise, but are you training the right scale patterns? Are you actually using the patterns you are training in your playing? You do not want to use hours of practice time on something which you can not directly apply to your playing and improvising. You want to practice the patterns which you actually do use and which sounds the best when playing and using these in your improvisation.
In this video I will show you 3 great scale patterns you must know We will apply these to the major scale I will show you how to practice these in you daily routine You will learn how to use the patterns on different chords At the end of the video I walk through two licks using the scale patterns for you to see how to use these in your playing and improvising.