How to play JAZZ on the mandolin
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3 5 7 9 Arpeggios
One way of adding a more hip sound to your Jazz improvising is to use 3 5 7 9 arpeggios. This sound was common in the Bebop era. The 7 and 9 are strong "color" sounds and add flavor to your improvisations.
Lets study these in common chords. Below are the 3 5 7 and 9 of common chords, plus these chords in C.
|Chord Type||Number||Key of C Notes|
|Major||3 5 7 9||E G B D|
|Dominant||3 5 b7 9||E G Bb D|
|Minor Seventh||b3 5 b7 9||Eb G Bb D|
|Half Diminished||b3 b5 b7 9||Eb Gb Bb D|
|Diminished||b3 b5 bb7(6) 9||Eb Gb A D|
|Minor/Major||b3 5 7 9||Eb G B D|
Hear how the notes sound for all these chords in this short video.
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Learn these 3 5 7 9 for all keys and try out these notes in your improvising.
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