Instructional Jazz Videos

Extending Minor Chords

 

In this video we show the most economical way to understand how to easily extend minor 7th chords to the 9th, 11, 13 using a concept called 2 over 1.  The keyboard is shown in the video and arrows point to the correct notes. The best scale to use to highlight the extensions is shown. Scott Wilson also plays a video demonstration at the end of the video that showcases the sound of each extension.

Arpeggiating Chords

 

This video shows you how to create jazz language by arpeggiating Minor 9 chords off of the b3rds .

Extending Major Chords

 

In this video we show the most economical way to understand how to easily extend major chords to the 9th, #11, 13 using a concept called 2 over 1.  The keyboard is shown in the video and arrows point to the correct notes.  The best scale to us to highlight the extensions is shown. Scott Wilson also plays a video demonstration at the end of the video that showcases the sound of the extensions.

Extending Dominant Chords

 

In this video we show the most economical way to understand how to easily extend basic dominant chords to the 9th, #11, 13 or b9 b5using a concept called 2 over 1 (respectively the major 2 triad over dominant or b2 minor triad over dominant).  The keyboard is shown in the video and arrows point to the correct notes.  The best scale to use to highlight the extensions is shown. Scott Wilson also plays a video demonstration at the end of the video that showcases the sound of the extensions.

Altered Dominant Exercise

 

In this video you learn the sound and color of each extension used for altered dominants.  Excellent exercises that focus your ears.