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Introduction To Improvisation
In this series of videos, we look at the basics of improvisation and how to manage harmony and melody.
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
More Scales And Chords
In this video, we study some example solos and see how chord tones and scales are used to convey the sound of each chord.
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timestamp 0:15  Example solo over Cmaj7.
timestamp 0:36  Starting and ending phrases on a chord tone help bring out the sound of that chord.
timestamp 0:43  Notes in a middle of a phrase that are held for longer are also chord tones.
timestamp 0;54  Non-chord tones can be used to connect the chord tones together to produce a smooth, flowing melodic line.
timestamp 1:01  Chord tones are used to define the sound of the chord, non-chord tones are used to fill things out and make things sound more interesting.
timestamp 1:15  Example solo over Cmaj7/Cmin7.
timestamp 1:32  Phrases start and end on chord tones.
timestamp 1:40  Notes in a middle of a phrase that are held for longer are also chord tones.
timestamp 1:53  Chord tones that are not common to both chords are emphasized to highlight the different sound of each chord.
timestamp 2:31  Understanding the relationship between scales and chords is a key part of being able to improvise.
timestamp 2:37  Chord tones are used to define the sound of each chord, then other notes from the scale can be used to fill out the melodic line.