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Jazz Improvisation With Andrea Fascetti: Master Your Fingerboard Part XI

Meet Andrea Fascetti –

HI MY FRIENDS!

I’M VERY GLAD AND PROUD TO BE HERE AGAIN. I HOPE YOU HAVE LIKED THESE LESSONS ON THE FINGERBOARD AND USING CHORD TONES. I KNOW THAT IT”S EXTREMELY HARD WORK MY BASS BROTHERS, SO IF YOU SURVIVE THIS STUFF, YOU’RE REALLY GREAT!

AGAIN I WANT YOU TO REMEMBER THAT WE WORKED OVER MAJOR 7TH, MINOR 7TH, DOMINANT 7TH, HALF DIMINISHED, DIMINISHED, MINOR CHORD WITH A MAJ 7TH, SUS CHORDS AND FINALLY MAJ#5 CHORDS TO BUILD A STRONG KNOWLEDGE OF THE FINGERBOARD.

TODAY WE USE A NEW CHORD: THE REALLY COOL SOUND OF A CMAJ b5.
IF YOU LIKE CHICK COREA, YOU ARE PROBABLY FAMILIAR WITH THESE SOUNDS.

OK, AND NOW IT’S TIME FOR HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT:

EX. 1 TAKE A CMAJb5 TWO OCTAVE ARPEGGIO (C E Gb B C E Gb B Gb E C B Gb E C) UP AND DOWN THE FINGERBOARD AND FORCE YOURSELF TO PLAY IT VERY SLOWLY AND WITHOUT A METRONOME. SAY THE NAMES OF THE NOTES WHILE PRACTICING. REMEMBER… NO GROOVE… NOTHING… ONLY YOU AND THE NOTES!

NOW START TO PRACTICE ALL THE NOTES USING ONLY ONE STRING (WHEN POSSIBLE), THEN TWO STRINGS, THEN THREE STRINGS, AND FINALLY FOUR STRINGS. PRACTICE THIS OVER AND OVER AGAIN UNTIL YOU’VE ABSORBED THE INFORMATION, AND YOUR FINGERBOARD HAS BECOME YOUR BEST FRIEND. THEN YOU CAN INCREASE SPEED AND TAKE IT TO A FASTER LEVEL.

THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO LEARN YOUR FINGERBOARD, AS WELL AS YOUR ARPEGGIOS AND SCALES. I SUGGEST YOU SING ALONG WITH ALL NOTES WHILE YOU’RE PRACTICING, TO OPEN UP YOUR EARS.

Ex. 2 BE BRAVE AND REVIEW ALL PAST LESSONS!!! IN SEPTEMBER LESSON YOU CAN FIND ALL LINKS TO THE COURSE, OR CLICK HERE.

OK MY BASS BROTHERS, GOOD LUCK!

CIAO

ANDREA

1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. Greg Smith

    November 23, 2010 at 3:38 am

    Hi Andrea,

    I’m keen to undertake all of the work you have put up over the last months, however i’m not too sure as to how to practice these scales / arpeggios on one string then two, three, four etc? I want to get it right, some further explanation or perhaps a video demo of you doing it with one of the arpeggios would help.

    Thanks for your contributions so far,

    All the best

    Greg Smith
    UK

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