Another one of my favorite keyboard players is Jamal Hartwell. Listen to his instruction on soloing. You will learn lots just by watching this clip. Jamal covers the G Blues Scale... G, Bb, C, Db, D, F, G (sometimes A) I've added a bit more here:
"The first key we're going to start with is the key of G and you're going to do a G blues. So we are going to start right on G and play our G seven scale. The blues is compressed with all seven scales so all the scales we're going to learn is our seven scales. We start on G two, three, four, five, six, seven, one. Notice all the way notes very easy and we're just going to go for a bass line. One, three, five, seven, right, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, that way we can know what notes we're actually playing when I say one, three, five, seven. Also when we go to the four chord we are playing the forth scale so our C is our four chord and our five chord will be our D. So there is your scale, we are also going to learn the blue scale out of G which is (playing). So you have G and B flat C D flat D and then the F at the top (playing). That's blues works over all of our three chords and all of our three minor chords as well, it's a pretty universal chord that we are going to use throughout the whole piece. We are going to start by playing a one, three, five, seven and G and doing a little blues with my right. (playing) That's your G blues one chord, G."
* Song: 107 degrees in the shade by Alex Bugnon
Swiss-born keyboardist and composer Alex Bugnon has played in New York and Europe.
“After exploring all of the sophisticated and progressive funk that helped me find my sound, I knew I needed to get back to a sound that was more laid back and straight to the point, where the songs, rather than fancy
production, are the focus,” he says. “With the success of artists like Norah Jones and Alicia Keys, it’s clear to me that, like myself, people are tired of the overproduced, heavy machine-oriented music that excited them in the past. These are complicated times we live in, and it’s inspiring to see a trend towards making life simpler and focusing on the more important things.”
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"Alex Bugnon exhibits a high level of creativity and playfulness throughout this work, plenty of suggestive and smooth pieces, but signed with a very personal style. 107 in the shade, for instance, initiates with an exotic melody played in accordion. His French roots are shown in the first two tracks. Elegance and brightness would be the most appropriate terms to describe this notorious CD.
So if you additionally consider there is not minor track, the recommendation is almost an invitation to acquire this interesting album plenty of joyful inspiration and creative rapture.
This is really my first incursion around this young talent, but keeping in mind the rest of good positive reviews, we are in front of another brilliant finding."
"this is sunday morning,read the paper in bed, snuggle up and just plain mellow out! Best of a great artist".
* From a Gm9--> Am9--> D7b5#9
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