How to build great 8th note lines connecting chords

BASIC JAZZ LANGUAGE – YOU REALLY HAVE TO PLAY 8TH NOTES
How to build great 8th note lines connecting chords

Generally speaking the jazz language is consisting of 8th note lines and rhythms.
We have of course 16th notes and triplets, but this is not the most common.
To really get good jazz improvisation going you need to practise 8th note lines.
Connecting your chords using 8th note lines is one of the important basic skills when playing jazz.

This video is a guide on how to connect more bars of 8th notes.

In this tutorial
Why do you need 8th note lines?
What is connecting 8th note lines over the bar?
Basic tools to use when connecting 8th note lines
How to build up a well connected 8th note line
4 examples on great connected 8th note lines
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00:00 How to build great 8th note lines connecting chords
00:36 Søren is playing “Perdido”
00:53 In this tutorial
01:30 Why do you need 8th note lines?
02:32 What is connecting 8th note lines over the bar?
03:52 Basic tools to use when connecting 8th note lines
05:17 How to build up a well connected 8th note line
08:49 Connecting chords to scales – practise manual
09:16 4 examples on great connected 8th note lines
09:19 Example #1
10:40 Example #2
12:09 Example #3
13:44 Example #4
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Posted on 19 de enero de 2020
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