Play Along / Backing Tracks
2 5 1 progression for melody
60b/m - Bass, Piano, Drums
Simple backing track for melodic practice (whole note piano chords and Root bass).
2 5 1 progression for comping
60b/m - Bass, Drums (no Piano)
Simple backing track for melodic and harmonic practice (whole notes Root bass).
3 Part Voicings
ii V I / R 3 7 - R 7 3
3 Part voicing using R 3 7 and R 7 3 over ii V I progression and explanation of how to play it in all keys.
ii V I / R 7 3 - R 3 7
A variant of the previous voicing, starting with R 7 3 instead of R 3 7 over ii V I (all keys cycle).
II7 V I
Learn to play a II7 V I progression in all keys using three part voicings and a secondary dominant chord as preparation for the dominant chord.
ii ♭II7 I
Tritone substitution applied to ii V I progression.
Imitation on Chopin Nocturne KK IVb Nr. 8
First lesson on Chopinian Improvisation, with an example of melodic embellishment inspired by Chopin Nocturne KK IVb Nr. 8.
Imitation pattern in all keys
We take a Chopin Nocture fragment from the previous lesson and transpose it to all keys.