April 13, 2021

Inverted Melodic Dominant Shapes


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Discover Inverted Melodic Dominant Shapes
Learn how to construct Inverted Melodic Shapes using Arpeggio and Scale Motion
Play Inverted Melodic Dominant Shapes using Enclosures to develop Jazz Vocabulary

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EPISODE OUTLINE:
Introduction
Discover, Learn, Play
Invite to Join JazzPianoSkills
Demo 1:
Ascending/Descending Arpeggio/Scale Motion, Root Position
Demo 2:
Ascending/Descending Arpeggio/Scale Motion, 1st Inversion
Demo 3:
Ascending/Descending Arpeggio/Scale Motion, 2nd Inversion
Demo 4:
Ascending/Descending Arpeggio/Scale Motion, 3rd Inversion
Demo 5:
Ascending/Descending Arpeggio/Scale Motion with Enclosure
Root Position
An enclosure around the 2nd Note of Shape with triplet rhythm
Demo 6:
Ascending/Descending Arpeggio/Scale Motion
1st Inversion
An enclosure around  2nd Note of Shape with triplet rhythm
Demo 7:
Ascending/Descending Arpeggio/Scale Motion with Enclosure
2nd Inversion
An enclosure around t 2nd Note of Shape with triplet rhythm
Demo 8:
Ascending/Descending Arpeggio/Scale Motion with Enclosure
3rd Inversion
An enclosure around  2nd Note of Shape with triplet rhythm
Demo 9:
I-V-I Progression with Ascending/Descending Arpeggio Motion
Demo 10:
I-V-I Progression with Ascending/Descending Arpeggio Motion
Conclusion
Closing Comments

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