24 videos / 360 minutes runtime
***The full course is not yet complete. It's about 75% done, with additional videos and PDFs being uploaded regularly***
Forms For Life is one course in our Melodic Triads Approach. If you would prefer to access ALL of those courses PLUS let me help you with our three monthly, live, group class/open office hours, CLICK HERE to join our Melodic Triads Study Group for $39 /month instead.
What You Get:
✅ Access from your computer and your favorite mobile devices with our free app, so you can learn anytime, anywhere
✅ Simple and practical 'tricks' for creating bluesy, soulful phrases with triads
✅ Tricks for simplifying chord progressions and IMPLYING jazz changes without playing over each chord
✅ An analysis of how the traditional blues evolved into the jazz blues and then into the bird blues. What ties them all together and how to see the bigger picture of 'the blues' when playing over them
✅ How to boil down rhythm changes into something simpler. How to improvise from this simpler place. How to use this simple view of the form to free up more space to get off the real book changes and create more exciting variation in your harmony, and then how to expand your single note soloing into bebop and modern vocabulary ideas
✅ Cherokee lessons coming soon
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Once we understand and can control the fundamentals of the Melodic Triads Approach (triads, quadratonics, and shell voicings), then we want to make sure we're learning to create fluency with our language inside of form. Sort of like learning words and grammar for a foreign language, and then being able to have a conversation based on a specific topic. This will help you develop and master your improvisation and comping in the context of tunes and bebop changes, get you off the real book, and get you standing on your own two feet musically.
Together, we will break down the three most important forms and chord progressions to master the jazz and bebop language - bird blues, rhythm changes, and cherokee. We will look at different tricks and strategies to help you understand these forms from a deeper yet more simplified place so you can create more freely within each. There is also a preliminary section, before we get into these three forms where we look at a few additional melodic triads strategies and tricks for creating bluesy and soulful phrases, as well as scalar and modal types of sounds using triads.