Today was a half-day with some students visiting La Rochelle after lunch and the others staying on-site and jamming through the material covered in the first three days – Texas blues, classic rock (Sunshine of Your Love) and Jazz (Satin Doll).
The class learnt how to play Duke Ellington’s ‘Satin Doll’, which uses a sequence of ii-V chord movements.
A) || : Dm7 G7 | % | Em7 A7 | % | Am7 D7 | Abm7 Db7 | CMaj7 | % : ||
B) || : Gm7 C7 | % | FMaj7 | Gm7 C7 | Am7 D7 | % | Dm7 G7 | Em7 A7 : ||
Session #1 – Technique Expander
After the class had run through their physical and technical warm up exercises we looked at building chords suitable for jazz standards.
Short hand chord symbols:
- C Major 7 – CΔ
- C Dom 7 – C7
- C Minor 7 – C-7
- C Minor7b5 – Cø7
- C Diminished – Co
Jazz Chord Grips