New Jazz

Modal Jazz Improvisation
New Ways of Thinking Music

Drums: Erik Frandsen
Engineering & Support: Jonathan Prehn
Producer, Teacher & Keys: Oliver Prehn
Jazz Theory Lesson - Simple PIANO EXERCISES for Advanced JAZZ IMPROVISATION

Description:
Fundamental, simple and very powerful right hand modal jazz piano exercises. Taking advantages of the physiology of the hand using primarily the 3 first fingers making a strong, simple and 'fast moving' foundation to be used when playing a jazz piano solo.

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Jazz Theory Lesson - Jazzy Blues Improvisation - Simple Tools, Great Sound

Description:
Advanced Jazzy Blues Improvisation using 2 Simple Hand Grips
a NonScale Approach!

Song Title:
Stupid Blues!

Tempo:
60 BPM

Sound Progression:
||: Fm :||

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Jazz Theory Lesson - Mess up the Dorian Mode - Atonal Jazz Piano Improvisation

Description:
Mess Up the Dorian Mode making Non-Diatonic Sound taking Advantage of the Consonant & Symmetric Features from Dorian Mode.

Song Title:
Epic Escape

Tempo:
76 BPM

Sound Progression:
||: Eb-Dorian/e || D-Dorian/eb :||

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Jazz Theory Lesson - Arranging the 7 Church Modes

Description:
Explaining the CIRCLE OF CHURCH MODES - a very useful illustration to locate, describe and arrange all seven modes: Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian and Locrian.

Exploring the universal interval pattern of the church modes and developing nice sounding improvisation tricks that can be used and reused, no matter what church mode we are playing!

Playing all seven jazz modes using the minor pentatonic scale pattern.

Song Title:
Do the Church Mode

Tempo:
80 BPM

Score:
||: Dorian | Ionian | Locrian | Aeolian | Dorian | Phrygian | Lydian | Mixolydian :||

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Jazz Theory Lesson - the Tool of Church Modes

Description:
Building a simple tool to look up all 7 Modes in all 12 keys.

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Jazz Theory Lesson - Playing Chromatic Scale - structured by Pentatonic Improvisation Techniques

Description:
We bring order to the chromatic chaos using Pentatonic hand grips ordered in a straight sequence that fits the octave. This video gives you a structured sound of a NON-diatonic world.

Song Title:
Chromatic Detox

Improvisation material:
Keynote G: Constantly switching between Gm pentatonic, Bm pentatonic & Ebm pentatonic.
Keynote C: Constantly switching between Cm pentatonic, Em pentatonic & Abm pentatonic.

Tempo:
85 BPM

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Jazz Theory Lesson - Playing Dorian using Pentatonic Hand Grips

Description:
An approach on playing the Dorian mode using Pentatonic scales and structures instead of playing the Dorian scale 'up and down'.

Song Title:
Pentatonic & Dorian

Diatonic Mode:
|| F Dorian ||

Tempo:
120 BPM

Improvisation Material:
F, C & G Minor Pentatonic which represents the Dorian Scale

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Playlist with "Short Tutorials" that summarize and extract Stuff from the more comprehensive Lessons above

Description:
This playlist of short tutorials from NewJazz are mostly based on stuff from the more comprehensive lessons above. With the short tutorials you can more easily zap between different ideas on music improvisation.

Music Only: "Organic Notes" - Jazz&Rock Fusion

Description:
Organ Jazz&Rock Fusion. Playing inside and outside Dorian Scale.

Tempo:
74 BPM

Improvisation Material (after the short intro theme):
Playing inside and outside a-dorian using pentatonic structures
Blue text above the Solo Organ when playing inside a-dorian Mode and red text when playing outside a-dorian Mode.

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Music Only: OneDotOne Jam

Section "A":
||: Gm9 | Fmaj7(6,9) :||

Section "B":
||: Ebsus /E | Dsus /Eb :||

Fermat (end chord):
Gm maj7

Musical Form:
(drum intro) 4x(AB)

Tempo:
85 BPM

Improvisation Material:
Gm9: G Dorian
Fmaj7(6,9): F Ionian
Ebsus/E: Eb Dorian (YES, it is Eb Dorian mode with E in the bass, try it out)
Dsus/Eb: D Dorian (same as above, just moved a half step down)
Gm maj7: G melodic minor ascending

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Music Only: Fast Fusion Beat

Section "A":
||: Dsus13 | Dsus13 | Dm(b13) | Dm(b13) :|| x3
| Dsus13 | Dsus13 | D7(#9,b13) | D7(#9,b13) ||

Section "B":
||: G13 :|| x4
||: A(#9,b13) :|| x4

Musical Form:
4x(A-B)

Tempo:
126 BPM

Improvisation Material:
When Dsus13 played: D dorian scale, avoid note f
When Dm(b13) played: D natural minor scale
When D7(#9,b13) played: D altered dominant scale
When G13 played: G major blues scale
When A7(#9,b13) played: A altered dominant scale

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Music Only: People Watching

Chord progression:
Cm, Ab7, Bb7

Tempo:
72 BPM

Improvisation Material:
When Cm played: C Dorian added blue notes
When Ab7 played: Ab Mixolydian #4
When Bb7 played: Bb Mixolydian

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