A thing that is never mentioned when it comes to Music Theory is that there is a basic knowledge you want to obtain and then the rest gets easier. There are things that you need to know and work on that will make the rest very simple when combining Music Theory, Jazz Guitar and Practice.
In this video I am going to talk about three things you can learn or train for your music theory that will help you build a foundation to have an easier time understanding chord progressions, extensions and voice-leading. I am also going to relate this to what you need if you are improvising over chords, since that is what I am using the theory for.
Instead of looking at voice-leading upper-structure triad pairs in Utopian b7 minor then you can easily build the basic knowledge to make all the other stuff easy to understand.
Table of Contents
0:45 #1 – Learn Your Scales
1:09 Why we use scales in improvisation
2:11 Learning the Scales – What to learn
2:58 How To Practice
3:31 #2 – Diatonic Chords and Harmony
4:04 Building Chords in a Major Scale
4:52 Diatonic chords makes it easier to Learn Songs
5:33 What You Want to Learn
6:10 Practice Tips
6:22 How To Play Changes (in 30 seconds)
7:10 #3 Relating Notes To The Root
7:42 Adding Extensions to an Ebmaj7
8:36 Why You Want to know the Extensions in the Scale
9:06 Extensions for another Chord – How it Sounds
9:56 Putting the 3 Things together in one overview
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