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Essential Minor Harmonic Exercises mini course

Learning and becoming familiar with the different sound worlds of the 4 main Minor scales is of paramount importance for the improvisor and composer.

 This download has been designed to help you get really inside the  Natural, Dorian, Harmonic and Melodic minors.

To do this each Minor scale has been re-enforced  with chords so as to bring outthe particular sound emotions each one imbues. The chords emphasises the unique colour of each Minor and expands our harmonic and melodic awareness

 If we can master these sounds we can take our playing and musicianship to much higher profounder levels.

This carefully prepared download is loaded full of resources that will help you learn the different sound worlds of each minor once and for all.

Included in the package :

  • 15 minute Jazzduets Video tutorial (not available on Youtube) that has been meticulously and prepared with attention on clarity and detail! (see below for fast preview)
  • PDF tutorial booklet that includes the 4 scales in 12 keys written out for the Piano + and  extensive Introduction covering alternate harmonisations+ FAQ section
  • A podcast version of the whole PDF book so you can learn by ear (the best way) in the car or on the bus!
  • 28 minute Podcast Audio listening resource Mp3 of the Piano examples of the Pdf tutorial Booklet so you can immerse yourself in the sounds for hours!
  • 48  Audio mp3 files of all the examples that can you can use to train your ear to the hear the unique sound emotions each different minor scale evokes
  •  Blindfold random full 28 minute Mp3 Eartraining test (answers after each minor). This features the 48 tests.
  • Midi files of all the harmonisationsso  that you add them to any Digital Audio Workstation and change the sounds, speed , use the chords for songs, as playalongs or just for eartraining.
  • Deep Listening slow Meditation string versions (58 minutes)  for you to immerse yourself deeply in the sound world and emotions of each minor. This can also be used as a playalong to improvise over.
  • Lead sheet PDF with chord symbols  of the 48 harmonisations  so you can test your chord symbol knowledge
  • Roman Numeral version of the 4 Minor harmonisations that tests wether you can translate the Roman numeral symbols to any key!
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    11/18/2020
    CA
    colin a.
    Australia Australia

    great material!

    Great material,! After 40 years of playing at a similar level, I feel like I'm progressing again. Just one thing , can you zip the files please into one folder for download. Also can you check, some of your file names are duplicated due to the sharp and flats being missing in the title. regards Col

    08/25/2020
    木宏
    木内 宏.
    Japan Japan

    the mp3 files

    I can't understand how to use the mp3 files except to listen to them. I would like to have one chord drone of each minor key. Also I would like to know how to use triad pair approach in each minor scale. Your previous video regarding triad pair approach is informative for me.

    07/15/2020
    TD
    Tams D.
    United States United States

    Great Stuff

    Please keep making such great stuff !

    03/26/2020
    DS
    Donny S.
    Indonesia Indonesia

    Essential Minor Harmonic Exercises mini course

    The mini-course opens my eyes to the possibilities of harmonization (and reharmonization) I am currently exploring. Harmonization (and reharm) are probably your unique selling point in this field of online music tutorial (compared to other online music tutorial providers that I have subscribed to) Another good selling point I note is tools of practice (including the pdfs) that you provide: the different way of practice (appealing! I think). Both selling points above are very attractive to me as a classically trained pianist (who has hit my head against the wall of dull old-fashioned piano practice). Keep up the goods work and stay healthy, bro.

    03/25/2020
    RP
    Roger P.
    Canada Canada

    Jazz Duets

    Hi Nick. I haven’t delved into the material very deeply at this moment. But I am about to and know that I am going to enjoy this material as I have In the past with your YouTube programs. I love the way you present the material and you have an interesting take on it. You always have interesting stuff to present Such as soul scales. Also in the material you talk about the melodic minor in that the jazz melodic minor is usually all that’s considered. I haven’t seen The raised 6 and 7 going up and lowered coming down version since grade 10 and that is about 55 years ago. I’ve often wondered why there is a difference but nobody else seems to discuss it. Is it because melodies going up are more optimistic where as melodies going down are less positive. Thank you for you wonderful insights.

    03/23/2020
    G
    Greg
    United States United States

    Thank you Nick!

    A beautiful lesson! Very clear and well thought out. I love the way Nick thinks about and helps the student think about and hear harmony!.

    03/19/2020
    GP
    Gabriel P.
    Romania Romania

    Best way to learn minor harmonies

    A very useful guide helping me to ingrain minor harmonies into piano playing and improvising. Need some time to get used to it. Thanks!

    03/19/2020
    SC
    Scott C.
    Australia Australia

    Really good. Thanks for a

    Really good. Thanks for a great lesson in jazz

    03/19/2020
    JF
    Justin F.
    Austria Austria

    I cannot praise this material enough!

    Really inspirational learning material. Superb!

    03/18/2020
    JH
    Jimmy H.
    United States United States

    Harmonic Exercises

    Haven’t downloaded yet!

    03/18/2020
    RJ
    Ralf J.
    United States United States

    Love the price point to value ratio !!

    A lot of musicians that start to get a following on YouTube/tiktok/Insta etc that put out learning materials have the tendency to overprice their items…not so with JazzDuets. Small “snackable” exercises and insights into music theory with appropriate price points. This is a compendium of useful exercise, collated into easily consumable practice sessions.

    03/16/2020
    SH
    Sebastian H.
    Germany Germany

    They really are essential...

    Your courses are my tools for understanding and playing my clarinet from the beginning. Thanks for making them!

    03/15/2020
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    Mario G.
    United States United States

    Essential Minor H.

    Gracias Nick ,

    03/14/2020
    TK
    Tom K.
    United States United States

    Great!

    Very good. Lots of stuff to work on

    03/12/2020
    SL
    Scot L.
    United States United States

    Very Good! Love it!!!

    I really Enjoy your Lessons! I have a way that seems your speaking ME!

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