Jazz School: Major Triad Chord Tones


A fundamental jazz improvisation skill is the ability to hear, think, see, and play the chord tones in the I chord in any major key

Major Triad Arpeggio…

You always sing out loud using Solfege to train your ears, right?

Next Chord Tone Up & Down…

You always play with a rhythm track and play with good time, right?



Record yourself, always–listen to the playback, and ask: “Is that what I intended to play?”



As always, study and practice the patterns above for all major keys–using all four musical intelligences: ears, intellect (theory), eyes, and muscles!

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