Adding vocabulary to your playing is very important.
The more ways you are able to get around in the changes of a tune, the more flexible you are in your playing, the more options you have the easier it is to make the best choice in your music.
You want to be able to move freely around, you want to react to what the piano player throws at you when playing, you want to move outside the key and surprise your fellow musicians and the audience with a sudden hip move.
Getting more options in how to play and improvise on dominant chords is a massive addon to your flexibility.
In this video
Look into the II-V music theory
Explore how we can add a II to the V
Interchange the V with the IIm7
Add three different II’s to the V
Build jazz lines using the II interchanged
Show, play and analyse three II-V-I lines using interchanging II functions.
Get the full transcription of the lesson:
00:00 3 great minor sounds to play on a dominant
00:44 Søren is playing “Pent up house” – interchanging the dominant chords with minor chords
01:06 In this video
01:35 The music theory behind the II-V functions
03:07 Adding the II to the V
04:30 A few examples on a G7 chord where I have added a IIm7 in front
05:20 Interchange the V with the IIm7
7:08 Adding three different II’s to the V
10:53 Build jazz lines using the II interchanged
11:41 Show, play and analyse three II-V-I lines using interchanging II functions
1st example IIm7 before the V7
12:53 2nd example IIm7 before the V7
13:48 3rd example IIm7 before the V7
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