2-5-1 Soloing with Enclosures

Instructor
Jonny May
Workshop
Level 3
7

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to solo over the 2-5-1 progression with enclosures.

We’ll begin by discussing the 2 primary types of enclosures: diatonic and chromatic. Next we’ll explore upper & lower enclosures, along with a variety of exercises and example lines for each chord in the progression.

By the end of the workshop, you’ll understand how to use enclosures to create a more interesting piano solo.

Course Objectives
  • Learn the 2-5-1 chord progression in every key
  • Discover 2 primary types of enclosures: diatonic & chromatic
  • Explore 4 upper and 4 lower enclosures
  • Practice a variety of exercises for each chord in the progression
  • Combine all techniques to master soloing with enclosures
Learning Focus
  • Exercises
  • Improvisation
  • Scales
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