Welcome to the Jazzlab page! Homework and extra links for the course will be posted here.
- Memorize these three items on your instrument:
- Bb mixolydian scale
- Bb Blues Scale
- Bb7 chord/arpeggio
- Make up and memorize one riff using the mixolydian scale and one riff using the blues scale. Remember, simpler is better! It could be as short as two notes.
- Your listening homework is to listen to these two tracks. Both use the mixolydian scale really heavily!
This week's track: Freedom Jazz Dance, Eddie Harris. Try playing your Bb scales and chords along to it! The players use lots of Blues Scale in their improvisations.
Additional Listening: Passion Dance, McCoy Tyner. This uses F mixolydian (Bb major scale).
Next week's track: The Kid From Red Bank, The Count Basie Orchestra.