Thursday, January 1, 2015

Exercise #10

Congratulations on making it to part 10 of the Chord Tone Improvisation series!  By now you are definitely starting to hear and improvise more creative jazz lines.  I hope you have enjoyed the jazz piano lessons as well as all the other improvisation lessons on my website and Youtube channel.  

In this exercise we look at the final practical application of the concepts discussed in early videos.  By practicing this "endless eighth" note concept you are creating a strong connection between finding chord tones and effortlessly connecting them in meaningful ways.  

Remember, this is only an exercise to help you familiarize yourself with a way of improvising.  These types of exercises are not meant to exist in a vacuum.  You will want to start combining what you've learned here with other concepts.  I discuss this idea briefly in the video but feel free to send me a message if you have any questions.

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.

A preview of the the 10-part .pdf download can be viewed here: Chord Tone Improvisation Part 1: Chromatic Embelishments (via  A download is available be clicking the "Add to Cart" button under the top right hand sidebar.

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