This etude also deals with enclosure and extended phrasing; over the F Blues form. Eventually, you will start to form your own lines and phrasing using these concepts!
This exercise is a pattern where the harmony is moving in 4ths through each key; the “diatonic” cycle of 4ths. * I purposely put a G# the E chord because it resolving to Am7 (Fly Me to The Moon Changes). You can keep the G “natural” and make the harmony E-7. Then it is truly the diatonic cycle of 4ths!
This exercise is essential for all jazz musicians! ii-7 V7 progressions are the most common chord progression in jazz and this exercise will help you improvise through the progressions! Practice slowly and focus on your left hand chords. The 2nd exercise is more advanced and includes “leading tones” before each chord.
The true beauty of music is that it connects people. It carries a message, and we, the musicians, are the messengers. Roy Ayers