Neo Soul Piano Chords – Minor 11
If you are looking for some great sounding neo soul chords for the piano with a nice jazz tinge, you might be closer to your goal that you think. By using a simple trick, you can create minor eleventh chords simply [...]
Jazz Piano – 7-3-6 (minor 2-5-1) Lick
You can approach the creation of a jazz piano lick over a 7-3-6 or minor 2-5-1 chord progression just as you would for a 2-5-1 lick in a major key. You can use
- chord tones
- a line that moves up and down
- approaches to chord tones.
Here is an example for a lick using these elements that you can use whenever you come across a minor 2-5-1.
- The first bar consists of notes that are just moving up and down the F major (or D minor) scale, starting on the flatted fifth of the Em7b5 chord, Bb.
The F major scale
- The last Ab is an approach to the following A, which is the beginning of an arpeggiated A minor 7 chord. The line then moves down again diatonically. The bar ends with another approach.
- This time it moves to the root D of the following Dm7 chord. What follows is a small rhythmical motive with two eighth notes followed by one quarter note, moving down the diatonic scale again. The lick ends on D.
Jazz Piano – the 7-3-6 (or minor 2-5-1) Chord Progression
Another important chord progression in jazz is the 7-3-6 progression, featuring the diatonic chords of the seventh, third and sixth degree of the major scale. You can also look at it as a minor 2-5-1 progression in the related minor key.
In the key of F the 7-3-6 consists of Em7b5, Am7 and Dm7.
Jazz Piano – 2-5-1 Lick 1
Because the 2-5-1 is used so much in jazz music, your improvisation can be a lot easier, if you know a few licks that you can play over this segment, ideally in [...]