After finishing Lesson 8, ask yourself the following questions.
Can I hear and play the new vocabulary with the major Pentatonic scales in 8.1?
Can I hear and play the new II-V-I Vocabulary in 8.2?
Can I play the new vocabulary with Pentatonic pairs in 8.3?
Can I play the new 8.4 vocabulary patterns with precision and rhythmic accuracy?
Can I hear and play the new Major Pentatonic vocabulary in Etude 8.5?
Can I play 16th notes in Etude 8.5 with accuracy?
Can I play Etude 8.5 from memory?
Can I improvise with the Pentatonic scale concepts in 8.7 and 8.8?
Can I improvise with the pentatonic pairs through the II-V-I in 8.9?
Can I improvise with all chromatic embellishments on the II-V-I changes?
Can I imitate 8.6 patterns with correct jazz style and without mistakes?
Did I watch and listen to Charles Mingus with his quintet?
Did I research and find out more about Charles Mingus?
If you answer yes to all of these questions, you're ready to move on to Lesson 9 with the Intermediate Corner.