April 1, 2020

Minor Chromaticism, Pt. 1


This Jazz Piano Lesson will help you discover, learn, and play the Minor Chromaticism, Pt. 1 to develop 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 iconic progression and voicings. Download Podcast Guide.

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PODCAST LESSON OUTLINE

  1.  Chromatic Scale
    1. Fingering
      1. Google Search (plenty of good fingering charts)
        1. 1-3-1-3-1-2-3-1-3-1-3-1-2
    2. C Minor7
      1. Root to 3rd: 1-3-1-3
      2. 3rd to 5th: 3-1-2-3
      3. 5th to 7th: 1-3-1-3
  2. Ascending/Ascending Motion
    1. Pattern 1 (Demo 1)
      1. Chromaticism: Root up to 3rd
      2. Minor Arpeggio: 5th up to 3rd (2nd Inversion)
    2. Pattern 2 (Demo 2)
      1. Chromaticism: 3rd up to b5
      2. Minor Arpeggio: 5th up to 3rd (2nd Inversion)
    3. Pattern 3 (Demo 3)
      1. Chromaticism: 5th up to 7th
      2. Minor Arpeggio: Root up to 5th (Root Position)
  3. Ascending/Descending  Motion
    1. Pattern 1 (Demo 4)
      1. Chromaticism: Root up to 3rd
      2. Minor Arpeggio: Root down to 3rd (2nd Inversion)
    2. Pattern 2 (Demo 5)
      1. Chromaticism: 3rd up to b5
      2. Minor Arpeggio: 5th down to Root (Root Position)
    3. Pattern 3 (Demo 6)
      1. Chromaticism: 5th up to 7th
      2. Minor Arpeggio: 5th down to Root (Root Position)
  4. Descending/Descending  Motion
    1. Pattern 1 (Demo 7)
      1. Chromaticism: Root down to 6th
      2. Minor Arpeggio: 5th down to Root (Position)
    2. Pattern 2 (Demo 8)
      1. Chromaticism: 3rd down to Root
      2. Minor Arpeggio: 5th to Root (Root Position)
    3. Pattern 3 (Demo 9)
      1. Chromaticism: 5th down to Major 3rd
      2. Minor Arpeggio: 3rd down to 5th (2nd Inversion)
  5. Descending/Ascending Motion
    1. Pattern 1 (Demo 10)
      1. Chromaticism: Root down to 6th
      2. Minor Arpeggio: 5th up to 3rd (2nd Inversion)
    2. Pattern 2 (Demo 11)
      1. Chromaticism: 3rd down to Root
      2. Minor Arpeggio: 5th up to 3rd (2nd Inversion)
    3. Pattern 3 (Demo 12)
      1. Chromaticism: 5th down to Major 3rd
      2. Minor Arpeggio: 3rd up to Root (Root Position)

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