Beginner Journey

16 LESSONS


LESSON1

Technique: Major Scales, Key Signatures, Fingerings
Harmony & Theory: Whole & Half Steps, Intervals
Repertoire: Learning Tunes In 6 Steps

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LESSON 2

Technique: Circle Of Fourths
Harmony & Theory: Major Triads, Bass Notes
Repertoire: Pop Charts, Chords To Play Music, Learning Tunes

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LESSON 3

Technique: Arpeggios
Harmony & Theory: Minor Triads
Repertoire: Learning Tunes

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LESSON 4

Technique: Phrasing
Harmony & Theory: Triad Inversions
Repertoire: Learning Tunes, Rhythms

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LESSON 5

Technique: Natural Minor Scale, Swing Eighth Notes
Harmony & Theory: Major 7ths, Voiceleading Triads
Repertoire: Jazz Forms, Major 7th Chords, Take The A-Train

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LESSON 6

Technique: Swing 7th Chord Arpeggiation
Harmony & Theory: Dominant 7ths, Inversions of Major 7th Chord
Repertoire: Listening to jazz albums

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LESSON 7

Technique: 4 Note Scales
Harmony & Theory: Minor 7ths, Inversions of Dominant 7th Chords
Repertoire: Take The A-Train, Listen for Minor 7th Chords

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LESSON 8

Technique: Control
Harmony & Theory: 7th Chord Shells, Minor 7th Chord Inversions
Repertoire: Shells To Progressions, Take The A-Train

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LESSON 9

Technique: 7th Chord Arpeggiations
Harmony & Theory: Minor 7th b5 Chords, Diatonic Harmony, Voiceleading 7th Chords
Repertoire: Take The A-Train, Analyze Chords, Changes Within A Tune
Improv: Improv Chord Tones

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LESSON 10

Technique: Swing 7th Chord With Patterns
Harmony & Theory: Minor Major 7th Chords, Diatonic Modes
Repertoire: Arpeggiate Chord Tones, Solo Chord Tones
Improv: Solo Using Modes

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LESSON 11

Technique: Swing Diatonic Modes
Harmony & Theory: V-I Resolutions
Repertoire: A-Train V-I Progressions, A-Train Modes
Improv: Connecting Chord Tones, A-Train Mode

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LESSON 12

Technique: Swing Modes Over V-I Progressions
Harmony & Theory: 2-5-1 Progressions
Repertoire: Space In Solos, Modes And Chord Tones, Isolate 2-5-1
Improv: Melodic, Rhythmic

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LESSON 13

Technique: Swing Modes, Melodic Minor, Harmonic Minor, 2-5-1 Lick, Eighth Note Ornaments
Harmony & Theory: Minor 2-5-1 Progression, The Blues
Repertoire: What Is This Thing Called Love
Improv: Varying Rhytyhms, Integrating Licks In Tunes

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LESSON 14

Technique: 2-5-1 Lick, Triplet Ornaments
Harmony & Theory: Blues Scale, Bass Lines Part 1
Repertoire: What Is This Thing Called Love
Improv: Motif Building, Rhythmic Motif Building

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LESSON 15

Technique: Sixteenth Note Ornaments
Harmony & Theory: Jazz Blues, Bird Blues, Extensions Intro, Rootless Voicings #1
Repertoire: What Is This Thing Called Love
Improv: Beginning Textures, Rhythms

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LESSON 16

Technique: Joy Spring
Harmony & Theory: Blues Boogie, Blues Stride, Rootless Voicings #2
Repertoire: What Is This Thing Called Love
Improv: Mixolydian Mode, Major 6th, Full Major, LH Comping

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