Jazz School: Major Scale: Diatonic Seventh Chords

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Lesson Goal: The essential knowledge and skill to analyze, hear, and play the Seventh Chords built upon the tones in the Major Scale in all keys…

Diatonic Seventh Chords in the key of C Major…

Using your knowledge of the major scales and chord structure (and your ears of course), play this pattern in all keys around the cycle of dominants: C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, B, E, A, D, G…

Diatonic Seventh Chords in the key of C Major
Diatonic Seventh Chords in the key of F Major
Diatonic Seventh Chords in the key of Bb Major
Diatonic Seventh Chords in the key of Eb Major
Diatonic Seventh Chords in the key of Ab Major
Diatonic Seventh Chords in the key of Db Major
Diatonic Seventh Chords in the key of Gb Major
Diatonic Seventh Chords in the key of B Major
Diatonic Seventh Chords in the key of E Major
Diatonic Seventh Chords in the key of A Major
Diatonic Seventh Chords in the key of D Major
Diatonic Seventh Chords in the key of G Major

Learning by doing in this manner will build an enormous scale and chord vocabulary that integrates theory, visio-spatial keyboard awareness, ear training, technique, and rhythm… and lays a solid foundation for fluent improvisation.

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