Welcome to episode 210 of the LJS Podcast where today I take out my guitar and do a little bit of practicing with you. We explore some incredible jazz language over 1-6-2-5 chord progressions while listening to a Dexter Gordon recording of a rhythm changes. I learn and pick apart licks from scratch to help you understand what makes them so effective and great.
Listen to episode 210
We are going to have some fun on the podcast today.
I have not been able to pick up my guitar in a little while. I’ve been traveling. I’ve been doing a lot of work for a new membership that we have coming up here later on in the year for Learn Jazz Standards.
And so, I’m going to be practicing with you today. We are going to learn some 1-6-2-5 material with the help of our good friend Dexter Gordon, to show us the light, to show us the way on some killer jazz language to play over 1-6-2-5 chord progressions.
This is going to be fun. I’m excited to learn and I hope that you are excited to learn along with me.
In this episode:
1. How Dexter Gordon uses minimalism to play powerful melody over fast-moving chord changes.
2. How Dexter Gordon plays great bebop lines over 1-6-2-5’s.
3. How Dexter Gordon makes the major pentatonic scale musical over a 1-6-2-5.
4. The power of resolving to the 3rds of different chords in the progression.
I look forward to having you join me in the next episode!