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Steve Weiss Mallet Workshop

 

Triadic lines

In this video I'll cover different strategies and approaches for creating lines using simple triads. The idea is pretty easy and comes from the triadic harmonization of both major and minor scales.


Hope you can get something helpful out of this lesson.

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December Lesson w/ Tony

Took a little longer getting this all together than anticipated due to holidays and work, but felt I was at a point I could post this stuff and keep on going.  

The goal of this round was to put a solo take of Blue Bossa together.  Things I worked on with Tony to get here are:

Rootless minor chords - 3,7,9,11 in all keys https://youtu.be/w-GSikYfuGk

Rootless Maj 2-5-1 progression on vibes min9, Dominant13(b9), Maj9 https://youtu.be/BrFjBZM7CQk

Altered scale strategies (part 2)

In this video I'll cover different strategies and approaches for creating coherent lines with the altered scale.
If you haven't done please make sure to watch first the part 1
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Chord Scales for Minor and Half-Diminished Chords - Dorian, Harmonic Minor, Locrian, etc.

Hello all,

Here is my last lesson on chord scales for now. This one focuses on minor and half-diminished chords, and where to play certain scales. I will also soon upload an etude to go along with these lessons, making use of the scales over a tune like "All of Me." Maybe I'll also do "Just in Time."

Let me know if there are any questions!

Chord Scales for Major Chords - Ionian, Lydian, Harmonic Major, Double Harmonic Major

Hello everyone,

As with the previous lesson on dominant chord scales, I want to stress that just playing scales correctly won't necessarily produce the best improvisational content, and I think learning scales has a limited value. But there is value, and it's essentially figuring out what extensions happen on what chords.

A scale, at the end of the day, is just a 13th chord, with a 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, and 13 all put within one octave, and knowing this makes scales much more useful to me. So as you practice scales, remember this and figure out what chords they relate to.