6 easy ways to apply alterations to dominant chords

Posted on 17 de septiembre de 2020
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Easy alterations – apply these great sounding lines now
6 easy ways to apply alterations to dominant chords

Alterations is a great part of jazz music. Learning to play outside and play the hip notes is a “must” when you improvise – almost in any style of music and surely in jazz.

In this tutorial
Why is it important to know your alterations?
What are alterations?
Where do you use alterations?
The dominant chord
Flat 9
Flat 13
Show, play and analyse a short solo on a “Blues in G” using easy alterations

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00:00 6 easy ways to apply alterations to dominant chords
00:21 Søren is playing the jazz standard “Blues in G” – using easy alterations
00:40 In this tutorial
01:03 Why is it important to know your alterations?
01:38 What are alterations?
02:17 Where do you use alterations?
03:22 But …
03:53 The dominant chord
05:30 Flat 9
08:08 Flat 13
11:01 Show, play and analyse a short solo on a “Blues in G” using easy alterations
13:31 Keep adding alterations to your playing
14:14 Do you really like my videos – support me and get much more on my patreon page
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