Jazz Tunes with
Many of you have been playing the pentatonic scale in your scale sheet regimen. The word's root, penta, is from Greek and means "five." So the pentatonic scale has only 5 different notes.
Here's the pentatonic scale in C Major: C D E G A.
These are the only notes in the scale; if we extend up another octave - C D E G A C D E G A - we're still only using the same 5 letter names!
The pentatonic scale is the foundation of LOADS of folk melodies from various cultures worldwide - including popular music/rock/soul/R&B/blues, and jazz.
I'm sure that this scale sound familiar to your ears.
Check out these recordings of "Chameleon" by Herbie Hancock. It has a funky beat which sounds very different from the swing tunes we've been listening to:
Now play "Chameleon"
YOUR HEADPHONES AND THESE PRACTICE TRACKS:
ACCOMPANIMENT TRACK MINUS FLUTE SOLO -MEDIUM TEMPO:
ACCOMPANIMENT TRACK MINUS FLUTE SOLO -
ACCOMPANIMENT TRACK MINUS CLARINET SOLO -MEDIUM TEMPO:
ACCOMPANIMENT TRACK MINUS CLARINET SOLO -
ACCOMPANIMENT TRACK MINUS SAXOPHONE SOLO -MEDIUM TEMPO:
ACCOMPANIMENT TRACK MINUS SAXOPHONE SOLO -