In this jazz improvisation exercise we continue to look at chromatic embellishments of the ii-V progression. This time we will play and sing through descending half-step embellishments of the ii-V starting on the root of each chord. In future exercises we will begin to look at how to apply what we've learned to the Jazz Blues progression.
Keep in mind, these exercises are not exclusive to jazz pianists. All instrumentalists, even advanced ones, can reap the benefits of singing and playing through these improvisation exercises. Remember to sing accurately and slowly through all keys. Rushing through each exercise will only add frustration when you are trying apply these concepts later on.
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