By kenlawson, Mar 9 2018 09:23AM
My Experiences with Henry Johnson's "Jazz Expressions" Course
In this past week I have been further consolidating or committing to what memory I have left the four Gm7 inversions, the relivant scales, arpeggio shapes, notes, and intervals. I have also studied similar information for the minor inversions. This is slow going but I'm driven on in the belief that I will reap the rewards in future when I improvise. The expectation is that this work will facilitate more melodic improvisation whilst following the harmony instead of just using the home scale of a song or section of a song as my free improvisation does currently.
The video I've posted this week is a free samplier for the course that Truefire.com have posted on Youtube. In it Mr Johson explains his "Areas of Activity" concept.
Next week I will be practicing the major and minor information and using a few of Mr Johnson licks to play over these chords.
Good job, Ken. It nice to compare your own progress with others as well as inspirational when you find difficulty or progress seems to be slow.. Keep up the good work.