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Major 2,5,1's Series 1

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Series Description

James Morton introduces his first Major 2,5,1 Series. James describes this series as a foundation course for anyone wanting to be able to improvise over jazz chord progressions. This is the perfect course for beginner jazz saxophonists wanting to improve their knowledge and ability. James uses an interactive approach to teaching to make learning fun and informative. He utilises the live backing track recorded here in the Pro Music Tutor studio to demonstrate and teach the concepts he has developed to help you become a great saxophone player. Enjoy!

Tutor Description

James Morton has been playing sax since the age of eight. Now one of the most exciting jazz artists on the European music scene, James now plays solo gigs as well as with groups, including a James Brown tribute alongside Pee Wee Ellis, and another alongside Andy Sheppard. James has also worked with Pendulum and Kasabian, among other popular contemporary artists, and is a great tutor for anyone looking to bring edge and excitement to their own sax playing.

  • Major 2,5,1's Series 1 - Lesson 1In this first lesson looking at Major 2,5,1's, James explains the form of a major 2,5,1 chord progression. Understanding the chord sequence and recognising the changes is paramount in being able to improvise over a Major 2,5,1 . So this lesson is really the first step in your jazz improvisation journey. James talks over the brilliant live backing track to help you recognise both what the chords sound like and when to play them in time with the track. James then plays the chords over the backing track to help you get a feel of what they should sound like. This will help you both understand the make up of Major 2,5,1's and how to recognise the chord changes easily by using the track as a guide.
  • Major 2,5,1's Series 1 - Lesson 2In this lesson James aims to demystify and simplify improvising over Major 2,5,1's as much as possible. He starts by explaining the scales that are relevant to this particular chord sequence and why they are played. He also demonstrates these scales in detail to enable you to learn them. This will give you the basic tools to be able to start improvising over Major 2,5,1 chord progressions that are so so common in jazz music worldwide. This will start you on your jazz improvisation journey and start to build your confidence in playing Major 2,5,1's and jazz solos in general.
  • Major 2,5,1's Series 1 - Lesson 3This sax lesson is all about the chord tones that make up this Major 2,5,1 chord progression. James again explains and demonstrates the chord tones in detail for you to be able to understand them and learn them with relative ease. This will provide you with a greater range of tools to be able to improvise over many jazz standards. James looks at arpeggios in this lesson as well as other types of note, and will help you to extend your knowledge, range, and ability as a jazz saxophonist.
  • Major 2,5,1's Series 1 - Lesson 4This is a brilliant lesson designed to put into practice the ear training, scales, and all of the techniques you have learned so far in Major 2,5,1's Series 1. James demonstrates where the various scales are supposed to be played over the backing track, putting them into context and helping you become adept at playing the notes yourself. James also leaves space whilst the track is playing and instructs you to play certain scales at certain times to generate the best sound in conjunction with the track. This really ties together the ear training from lesson 1 with your scales knowledge in lesson 2 in particular. This will really show you how things work in context and give you a clearer understanding as you progress to the slightly more difficult lessons towards the end of the series.
  • Major 2,5,1's Series 1 - Lesson 5In lesson five, James demonstrates the arpeggios over the backing track and then gives you cues to play them in the right place and at the right time to create the best possible sound over the backing track. This again combines ear training with your new found knowledge of chord tones from the earlier lessons, and really helps you put it into practice. By the end of this lesson you will be improvising your Major 2,5,1's with great confidence and be ready to put it all together in the sixth and final lesson.
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