We have just launched our latest Brazilian course by Jovino:
Here’s the full course:
In this course we explore improvisation using triads as the principle source of melodic development. This concept was taught to Jovino by his mentor Hermeto Pascoal.
The course contains 4 theory lessons:
- Course Introduction & Background
- Triad Options Over Maj, Min, Sus, Dim, & Dom Chords
- Major 251 Progression Application
- Minor 251 Progression Application
And 6 Brazilian tunes where the concepts are applied:
- A Rã Tutorial
- Consolação Tutorial
- Bananeira Tutorial
- Você e Eu Tutorial
- Lobo Bobo Tutorial
- Brigas Nunca Mais Tutorial
Jovino selected these tunes for their simple forms which makes them great tunes to apply the triad improvisation concepts - for all levels and abilities.
A Non-Hierarchal Approach To Improvisation
Hermeto’s intuitive approach to using triads is non-hierarchical, meaning that no triad played over a particular root note is more important than another.
This not only gives us an opportunity to express many different colours over a particular harmony but also allows us explore playing outside the harmony using triads as a strong melodic structure.
Upcoming Session with Jovino:
If anyone has any requests for songs or lesson topics let me know and I will suggest them to Jovino for inclusion in our upcoming session.
Thanks @martin1503856 for recommending “Menina Ilza” by Hermeto Pascoal - I will pass this suggestion onto Jovino for our recording session next month.