In this class Jay not only demonstrates many minor 7th line ideas but goes beyond the typical lick format by sharing his personal approach to improvisation as it relates to the minor 7th tonality.  In addition to the licks, Jay discusses and demonstrates concepts such as:

  • set-ups
  • substitutions
  • arpeggios
  • random start points
  • inside/outside playing
  • chromaticism
  • symmetrical forms
  • directing the line form
  • connecting the positions
  • playing with intent and more

10 pages of written materials in Standard Notation and TAB 

Running time: 83 minutes 


Course Curriculum

Minor Line Concepts
Minor Line Concepts 01:22:00

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  1. Profile photo of Az Samad

    Lyrical, chromatic and flowing lines!


    This is my first Jay Umble master class purchase and I’m extremely impressed and inspired. There’s a lot of good stuff here and I particularly like how Jay gives so many musical examples throughout the entire video. There’s a lot of interesting concepts that he introduces in between the main points including ‘setups’ and various ways to add chromatic ideas into the lines.

    There are also 40 different lines (within funk and swing rhythmic context) that is included in the PDFs that I’ll be checking out to understand more about his approach as well.

    Thank Jay & Mike’s Masterclasses for making such an awesome video.

    ~ Az Bin Abd Samad (June 15, 2018)

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    Another tremendous, info-packed class. Jay Umble takes those students with an already moderate knowledge of the fingerboard through a multitude of ideas for creating your own personal ideas over a simple G minor chord. He breaks the neck down into 5 positions, and by going through ideas such as side-slipping, superimposing ideas from the related dominant chord (C7) and the relative major (Bb ma), adding chromatics resolving to targeted chord tones, related triads over G minor, and many more, Jay gives the advancing student all he can handle. This class is sure to open eyes and ears, and is HIGHLY recommended!!

    ~ James S. (January 5, 2018)

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    best I have seen….Jay really digs into what you need to improvise over minor….great outside concepts…just what the Dr. ordered!…thank you Jay

    ~ MICHAEL DUMAS (October 7, 2015)

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    Another amazing lesson class Thank You Jay for Give US incredibile ideas , tricks and inspiration

    ~ Fulvio Garrione (September 16, 2015)

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