After playing an intro song, Andy Laverne starts us off with the basics of scales, modes, triads, and voicings.
He then goes into the importance of playing linear right hand lines as well as going over phrasing and different mode exercises.
Andy talks about creating chord voicing from the notes of the scales used and playing them within a group.
Here Andy goes over the pentatonic scale used through out most of the series and how to transpose to various keys.
We are introduced to the song "All the Things You Are" and shown the melody, chord structure, and improvising with different modes.
Andy continues with "All the Things You Are" showing us rootless voicing and comping.
The band plays "All the Things You Are" and then Andy gives some performance advice.
Now we are introduced to the song "Blue Cycle" and discuss the technical aspects of the blues as well as symetric diminished scales.
In this final video, Andy continues the discussion of "Blue Cycle" and a final performance by the band.
In this Vintage Homespun video series you’ll study with a jazz piano virtuoso and jam with some of the best Jazz players! Andy LaVerne delves into the intricacies of jazz improvisation, chord voicings, rhythm comping and other techniques in the modern jazz styles developed by Chick Corea, McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, Bill Evans and Andy himself.
Starting with a study of scales and modes, Andy teaches arrangements for pop standards, dissects chord changes, explores blues/jazz soloing and gives you essential improvising tools.
You can then use Andy's teachings in both solo or ensemble playing via a series of practice sessions, recorded with and without the piano, allowing you to play along with and be a part of, the group's creative process! Check it out today.
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