In this lesson, I take an in-depth look at how I practice a cappella repeated grooves in one key while practicing improvising over them. I take you through the process and describe how I focus on using different chord tones and extensions like the 9th, 11th, 13th, b9, #11, b13, etc……while practicing. This exercise helps to build your sense of time and groove, as well as focusing on learning all of the extensions of a chord and how to use them melodically.
I demonstrate the concepts in this lesson on the tenor saxophone and explain what concepts I am using while soloing off of the varied extensions.(43 Minute Video Lesson)