April 22, 2020

Inside Outside, Pt. 2


This Jazz Piano Lesson will help you discover, learn, and play Inside Outside harmony to develop melodic jazz improvisation vocabulary. For maximum musical growth, be sure to download the Podcast Guides for this Jazz Piano Lesson.

All three Podcast Guides explore jazz improvisation patterns launching from the Root, Third, and Fifth of the Minor Sound used to develop jazz improvisation vocabulary. The Podcast Guides are invaluable educational tools to have at your side and finger-tips while studying and practicing JazzPianoSkills.

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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 (Dorian Mode)
      2. 5 Notes Outside the Scale
        1. C Minor Scale (Outside): C# E F# G# B (C# Minor Pentatonic)
    2. Triad Pairs
      1. Neighboring Triads
        1. Root, #Root - Root, bRoot
        2. 3rd, #3rd - 3rd, b3rd
        3. 5th, #5th = 5th, b5th
  2. Root, #Root - Root, bRoot
    1. Pattern 1 (Demo 1)
      1. Inside: C Minor (Root Position)
      2. Outside : C# Minor (Root Position)
      3. Inside: C Minor (Root Position)
      4. Outside : B Minor (Root Position)
  3. 3rd, #3rd - 3rd, b3rd
    1. Pattern 2 (Demo 2)
      1. Inside: C Minor (1st Inversion)
      2. Outside : C# Minor (1st Inversion)
      3. Inside: C Minor (1st Inversion)
      4. Outside : B Minor (1st Inversion)
  4. 5th, #5th = 5th, b5th
    1. Pattern 3 (Demo 3)
      1. Inside: C Minor (2nd Inversion)
      2. Outside : C# Minor (2nd Inversion)
      3. Inside: C Minor (2nd Inversion)
      4. Outside : B Minor (2nd Inversion)
  5. Improvisation Practice Demo

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