Do This Forever โ†’ The Continuous Chord Tone Exercise ON SONGS

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Chord Tone Exercise Video Outline

0:00 - Intro / Nail the Changes / context
1:35 - Exercise approach & description - the nucleus of jazz improvisation
3:40 - Mapping chord tones on two strings
4:34 - Mapping chord tones in time
5:56 - Playing chord tones with phrasing
6:16 - Demonstration with backing track
6:36 - Recap & analysis
8:10 - The ONE THING from this course
8:39 - Outro / Nail the Changes / course videos playlist


Chord Tone Exercise Video Description

In this lesson from my course, Nail the Changes, I demonstrate using one of the exercises in the programs call the "Continuous Chord Tone Exercise".

If I was only allowed to work on ONE improvisation exercise for the rest of my life it would be this one.

The continuous chord tone exercise shows us how to target the harmony and chord changes of a song with extreme precision, note for note, finding voice leading, targeting chord tones by thoroughly mapping out all the arpeggios and finding every instance of where they connect by step.

In this video I demonstrate this process on only TWO strings in ONE single fretboard position, and it's those kinds of limitations in our practicing that ultimately set us free in our real playing.

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