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Jazz Improvisation With Andrea Fascetti: Master Your Fingerboard Part VI

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HI MY FRIENDS!

ONCE AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR THE INTEREST YOU’VE SHOWN IN JAZZ IMPROVISATION. I APPRECIATE THE POSITIVE FEEDBACK I’VE RECEIVED. UNDERSTAND, THIS IS A COMPLETE COURSE ABOUT JAZZ IMPROVISATION, SO WE’LL MOVE ON TO A NEW CHORD. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND REVIEWING PAST LESSONS, ESPECIALLY THE FIRST LESSON.

TODAY WE’LL TAKE A LOOK AT DIMINISHED CHORDS…A VERY UNIQUE CHORD. THIS CHORD IS COMPOSED OF A ROOT, A MINOR THIRD, A FLAT FIFTH, AND A DIMINISHED SEVENTH. (CHECK MY FIRST LESSON TO SEE THE NOTES).

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PDF EXERCISE

EXERCISE 1: PLAY A” C” DIMINISHED 7TH TWO OCTAVE ARPEGGIO UP AND DOWN (C Eb Gb Bdouble flat C Eb Gb Bdouble flat Gb Eb C Bdouble flat Gb Eb C)
FORCE YOURSELF TO PLAY IT VERY SLOWLY, AND WITHOUT A METRONOME. MAKE SURE TO SAY THE NAME OF NOTES WHILE PRACTICING THEM. REMEMBER: NO GROOVE…NOTHING…JUST YOU AND THE NOTES.

NOW, START TO PRACTICE ALL NOTES USING ONLY A SINGLE STRING (WHEN POSSIBLE), THEN TWO STRINGS, THEN THREE STRINGS, AND FINALLY FOUR STRINGS. REPEAT THIS EXERCISE UNTIL THE FINGERBOARD BECOMES YOUR BEST FRIEND. THEN, GRADUALLY INCREASE YOUR SPEED AND PLAY IT AT THE QUICKEST TEMPO POSSIBLE. THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO GET CONTROL OF YOUR FINGERBOARD SO YOU CAN BEGIN TO EXPERIENCE DIFFERENT APPROACHES TO PLAYING ARPEGGIOS AND SCALES.

EXERCISE 2: MAKE SURE TO REVIEW ALL PAST LESSONS.

FOLLOW THROUGH ON THESE EXERCISES, AND HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON!

CIAO

ANDREA

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