Jazzlab IV / by Ben McCarroll-Butler

We'll see you on this Saturday the 3rd! As this is the beginning of the second month, please come with payment for the 4 classes of February.

Here's a reminder of our objectives from last week:

  1. Memorize concert F mixolydian (D mixolydian for alto sax),
  2. Memorize F7 chord/arpeggio (D7 for alto sax),
  3. Practice moving between Bb7 and F7 on top of the playalong below, improvising for two bars on each chord. Try using mixolydian scales changing every two bars based on the chord, then practice using the blues scale over both chords.

Practice along to this playalong:

This week, continue this practice and try learning the first phrase of this melody from this recording (what the sax is playing from 0:05 to 0:14 - then it repeats):

'Nutty' - Thelonious Monk: