April 15, 2020

Inside Outside, Pt. 1


This Jazz Piano Lesson will help you discover, learn, and play Inside Outside harmony to develop melodic jazz improvisation vocabulary. Be sure to Download the Podcast Guide for this podcast that musically notates 12 jazz improvisation motifs using four different motion patterns—an invaluable educational tool to reference while studying and practicing this historical and contemporary approach to improvising. Download the Podcast Guide.

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PODCAST LESSON OUTLINE

  1. Inside, Outside
    1. 12 Notes in Music
      1. 7 Notes in a Scale
        1. C Minor Scale (Inside): C D Eb F G A Bb
      2. 5 Notes Outside the Scale
        1. C Minor Scale (Outside): C# E F# G# B
    2. Triad Pair
      1. C Minor: C Eb G
      2. C# Minor: C# E G#
  2. Ascending/Ascending Motion
    1. Pattern 1 (Demo 1)
      1. Inside: C Minor Root Position)
      2. Outside: C# Minor (1st  Inversion)
    2. Pattern 2 (Demo 2)
      1. Inside: C Minor (1st inversion)
      2. Outside: C# Minor (2nd  Inversion)
    3. Pattern 3 (Demo 3)
      1. Inside: C Minor (2nd Inversion)
      2. Outside: C# Minor (Root Position)
  3. Ascending/Descending  Motion
    1. Pattern 1 (Demo 4)
      1. Inside: C Minor (Root Position)
      2. Outside: C# Minor (2nd  Inversion)
    2. Pattern 2 (Demo 5)
      1. Inside: C Minor (1st Inversion)
      2. Outside: C# Minor (Root Position)
    3. Pattern 3 (Demo 6)
      1. Inside: C Minor (2nd Inversion)
      2. Outside: C# Minor (1st inversion)
  4. Descending/Descending  Motion
    1. Pattern 1 (Demo 7)
      1. Inside: C Minor (1st Inversion)
      2. Outside: C# Minor (Root Position)
    2. Pattern 2 (Demo 8)
      1. Inside: C Minor (2nd Inversion)
      2. Outside: C# Minor (1st  Inversion)
    3. Pattern 3 (Demo 9)
      1. Inside: C Minor (Root Position)
      2. Outside: C# Minor (2nd  Inversion)
  5. Descending/Ascending Motion
    1. Pattern 1 (Demo 10)
      1. Inside: C Minor (1st Inversion)
      2. Outside: C# Minor (2nd Inversion)
    2. Pattern 2 (Demo 11)
      1. Inside: C Minor (2nd Inversion)
      2. Outside: C# Minor (Root Position)
    3. Pattern 3 (Demo 12)
      1. Inside: C Minor (Root Position)
      2. Outside: C# Minor (1st  Inversion)

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