Building Jazz Vocabulary with “the Rock Climber”

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Arranger
Austin Byrd
Lesson Sheet
Level 2
Level 3

Learn the techniques to expand your jazz vocabulary with three useful exercises. First Austin explains how to play arpeggios over all the changes. Next, he covers the “Rock Climber” exercise, and finally he provides a brief overview of “upper structures.”

Learning Focus
  • Analysis
  • Improvisation
  • Scales
Music Style
  • Blues
  • Jazz Swing
Associated Quick Tips

Learn the techniques to expand your jazz vocabulary with three useful exercises. First Austin explains how to play arpeggios over all the changes. Next, he covers the "Rock Climber" exercise, and finally he provides a brief overview of "upper structures."