Course Description

In this lesson, you’ll gain a thorough knowledge Lulu Swing, its melody, chords, harmonic structure and how to improvise with arpeggios and with the whole tone scale. You’ll get exercises for mastering arpeggio playing all over the fingerboard while keeping the song’s form. You’ll also learn an etude that will give you examples of how to use the 7#11 chord , the whole tone scale and other fascinating ideas, such as the chromatic scale, one note per string sweeping lick, enclosure, double enclosure, the m7b5 as 7add9 and dim7 as 7b9.

Everything you learn in this lesson significantly deepens your understanding of what you are playing. The better you understand what your are doing, the better you can remember and perform it. This is knowledge that will serve you forever and you will be able to emplament these principles over and over again to make any song truly beautiful.

After watching this video:

* You will know how to play the melody and accompaniment of Lulu Swing.

* You will know how to analyze the song’s harmonic structure.

* You will know how to keep the song’s form.

* You will know how to play various exercises with arpeggios that you can 
implement with any song.

* You will know how to play the “chord scales” exercise over Lulu Swing.

* You will know how to play with your dynamics - slow/fast, loud/soft and expressive/calm.

* You will get a lot of ideas that will help you play whatever comes to mind in your 
improvisation and even to take risks, while sticking to the form.

* You will know how to play the 7b5 chord all over the fingerboard.

* You will know how to play the whole-tone scale all over the fingerboard.

* You will know how to improvise and play a few licks in the whole-tone scale.

* You will know how to use the chromatic scale and other Gypsy Jazz licks.


Course curriculum

  • 01
    Chapter 1: The song and arpeggio exercises
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    • 1.1 Chord progression
    • 1.2 Melody
    • 1.3 Keeping the form
    • 1.4 arpeggios from the root
    • 1.5 Arpeggios from the 1st string
    • 1.6 Chord Scales in one position
    • 1.7 Chord scales- mixing positions
    • 1.8 Summary of the chapter
    • 1.9 Download
    • 1.10 - Community Discussion - Ask Questions, Comment and Share Your Thoughts!
  • 02
    Chapter 2: Some thoughts about improvisation with arpeggios
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    • 2.1 Playing slow, creating melodies
    • 2.2 Playing with the rhythm
    • 2.3 Adding ornaments
    • 2.4 Harmonics
    • 2.5 Dim7 lick and chromatic scale
    • 2.6 Go with the flow
    • 2.7 the closest notes
    • 2.8 - Community Discussion - Ask Questions, Comment and Share Your Thoughts!
  • 03
    Chapter 3: The augmented chord and the whole-tone scale
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    • 3.1 The II7 degree
    • 3.2 7#11 chord shapes
    • 3.3 Lulu Swing/ Take the A Train
    • 3.4 The whole-tone scale
    • 3.5 Augmented chords and patterns
    • 3.6 Variations over the whole tone scale
    • 3.7 The movable augmented chord
    • 3.8 Whole tone scale variations and exercises
    • 3.9 - Community Discussion - Ask Questions, Comment and Share Your Thoughts!
  • 04
    Chapter 4: Improvisation etude for Lulu Swing
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    • 4.1 The Etude
    • 4.2 First A part
    • 4.3 Second A part
    • 4.4 B part
    • 4.5 Last A part
    • 4.6 Complete etude - slow and fast
    • 4.7 Summary of the chapter
    • 4.8 - Community Discussion - Ask Questions, Comment and Share Your Thoughts!