Music theory can help you learn faster and have more options. Here’s how you work on making that a part of your practice and playing!
I think Jazz is almost considered music theory turned into music by a lot of people, and mostly by people who don’t actually play Jazz. That’s, of course, not really true but at the same time it is really useful to learn some Music theory if you want to learn Jazz and it can really help you learn a lot faster and get much more out of the things that you practice and transcribe. But it is also important that you go about it in the right way so that it does not become a weird set of rules that stops you from using your ears.
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00:38 Exercises for time on the bus or on the train or maybe an App?
02:32 Scales and Diatonic Chords
02:55 Easy in Major?
03:26 Tricky in Harmonic Minor?
04:51 The Other way around: Scales with a D7
06:08 Secondary II V’s for Diatonic Chords
06:32 Basic overview of Major
08:01 Finding them in a Song – “I Should Care”
08:54 Making it Easier to Analyze and hear Progressions
09:32 Transposing Songs
11:30 Connecting Theory to Your Ear
11:53 Transposing The Melody
14:12 Reharmonizing All The Things You Are
15:16 Analyzing solo phrases
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