Practicing scale exercises is something that we do to gain flexibility and an overview of the guitar. But another thing you should also consider is that the things you practice in a Jazz scale exercise should also not be too far from what you actually need when you solo.
Setting your scale practice up so that it is helping you develop vocabulary is very useful and very efficient.
In this video, I will show you 5 exercises that are scale exercises but that you can also use as great building blocks for jazz licks. When you check out these concepts you should also start to be able to make your own scale exercises that help you play better solos using the things you want to play in your solos.
Other videos on Scale Exercises and using them
0:00 Intro – Exercises for Flexibility, Technique and…
0:30 Scale Exercises that are building blocks for Jazz Solos
0:51 The Scale and How I Play it
1:15 #1 The Bebop Arpeggio
2:04 Lick using Exercise #1
2:33 #2 Triads with Enclosures
3:31 Lick using Exercise #2
4:09 #3 Chaining Arpeggios Like Kurt Rosenwinkel
4:49 Along the Neck
5:25 Lick using Exercise #3
6:13 #4 Barry Harris’ Chromatic Rule
6:59 The Rules
7:29 Lick using Exercise #4
8:09 #5 Parker and Benson’s Arpeggio with Chromatic Tail
9:14 Lick using Exercise #5
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