The Diminished scale is a scale that you have probably heard of and you know that it is a symmetrical scale and most of the time when people talk about using it then you get all these patterns that repeat. But for, the problem was always that melodies with repeating patterns like that don’t sound that great. Some people can make that work, but I always wanted a different sound with strong melodies that were not that predictable.
In this video, I am going to show you how I improvise using the diminished scale and talk a little bit about how I never really practiced the scale but focused on something else.
Get the PDF
You can get the PDF on Patreon here:
0:45 Basic: The Scale and How To Play It
1:07 F dim or G half-whole
1:55 II V I with a Dom7th(13,b9)
2:10 Symmetrical and that is great (and it sucks at the same time)
2:30 Finding Some Triads
3:14 What Colors Do You Get?
4:03 Practicing Melodies in the scale
4:25 Example Lick #1 – Triad Inversions
4:48 Example Lick #2 -G7(b9,#9,#11)
5:05 Triad Pairs – These are not all Triad Pairs
5:37 Improvisation Exercise with the 4 Triads
6:08 Minor Triads
6:43 Lick using Minor Triads
6:50 An Amazing Quartal Arpeggio (and a lick)
7:16 mMaj7 Shell-Voicings
8:01 Melodic Minor and Why It is Awesome!
8:14 Like the video? Check out my Patreon Page!
More Great Concepts for Dominant Chords
Jazz Guitar Insiders Facebook Group
Join 5000+ Other Jazz Guitarists 🎸Join us in the Facebook Jazz Guitar Group Community: http://bit.ly/InsidersFBGroup
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for topics then please let me know. Leave a comment on the video or send me an e-mail. That is the best way for me to improve my lessons and make them fit what you are searching for.
Please subscribe to my YouTube channel and feel free to connect with me via Instagram, Twitter Google+ or Facebook to keep up to date with new lessons, concerts and releases.