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Brendan teaches a series of lessons designed for the rock player to get their heads and fingers around playing in a jazz blues style.
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Brendan teaches a series of lessons designed for the rock player to get their heads and fingers around playing in a jazz blues style. He covers the basics of the 12 bar blues and discusses how the rock player can add their own flair to the style.
To get started with his Jazz Blues for Rock Players series, Brendan discusses the goals set out for the series and also covers the most basic elements of the blues; the 12 bar structure.
In lesson two of his Jazz Blues for Rock Players series, Brendan discusses common chord voicings and ways to use them in the style.
Stepping away from rhythm for a moment, it's time to start looking at the roll of melody in this style. Brendan breaks down some tendencies here and demonstrates some concepts.
Lesson four of his Jazz Blues for Rock Players series is all about the Flat 7. Brendan discusses it's addition to the melodic scope of playing and how best to use it.
Lesson five in this series builds on the concepts taught in the last lesson and looks at how the chord progression changes to add a more jazz influenced sound to your blues rock playing.
Continuing with the theme of the chord progression change, it's time to start thinking about improv options for the turnaround. Specifically the 2-5 change that occurs with this new chord progression.
Continuing with his lesson series, Brendan is transitioning to approach tones. To get started he'll discuss the minor pentatonic approach.
Adding more tools to our Jazz Blues arsenal, it's time to start thinking in chromatics. Brendan discusses this approach to the 3rd and how to use it best.
It's time to introduce yet another jazz chord variant to our standard 12 barre blues. This time in the form of the 6 Flat 9 voicing. Brendan discusses where you can find the grips for this chord and where in the 12 barre blues to insert it.
Now that we've added a new chord to the 12 barre progression, we need to be able to improvise over it. In lesson 10, Brendan discusses the changes and improvisation philosophy needed to solo over the new chord.
For lesson 11 of his Jazz Blues for Rock Players series, Brendan is offering up the final chord substitution for the 12 barre blues. This one is all about the sharp 4 diminished chord. Brendan will discuss it's placement and how it works in the scheme of a traditional blues.
To wrap up his lesson series, Brendan discusses how to solo over the new diminished chord you've inserted into the 12 barre blues. Once finished with this lesson and series you'll discover that you've added the validity to the idea of playing a straight chromatic scale over a traditional blues. Brendan follows with a final discussion about how this relates to rock players in a Jazz-Blues setting.
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It helps to know the whys of what is played rather than just running the scale and using instinct.
I’ve been looking for this type of blues jazz to break into! Excellent info and studies and easy to understand! Thank you!
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