Any scale exercise is a melody. When you practice scale exercises you are practicing playing a lot of similar melodies that you want to have in your ears and in your fingers so you can use them when you improvise Jazz Solos. In Jazz, Scale exercises are a part of building vocabulary.
This video covers some great melodic structures that you can practice as scale exercises and add to your vocabulary. I find that them extremely useful and you will also hear them being used in a lot of especially more modern jazz solos by people ranging from Michael Brecker via Peter Bernstein to Kurt Rosenwinkel.
0:32 Practice the things you need when You solo
0:50 Modern Jazz that’s 60 years old.
1:03 #1 Sus4 Triads
1:25 The Sound Of Rosenwinkel, Brecker and Mark Turner
1:32 Example Lick with Sus4 triads
2:41 String-set Practice
3:34 #2 Quartal Arpeggios – Modal Jazz Sounds
3:52 Chords with Quartal Structures
4:08 Kurt’s solo on I’ll Remember April
4:34 3-Part Quartal Voicings and Sus Triads
5:12 Exercises with Quartal Arpeggios
5:58 Example Lick with Quartal Arpeggios – Chromatic Shifting
6:25 #3 Shell-Voicings – Mike Moreno and Pat Metheny
7:21 Exercises for Shell-voicings
8:15 Applying Shell-voicings
8:37 Example with Shell-voicings
8:41 Bonus: From Shells to open upper-structure triads
9:18 Spreat Triad Example
9:21 Arpeggios = Melodies
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