The Pentatonic Scale can be great both as a way to get started playing jazz and also just some extra material that you can use as another sound if you are already playing jazz. But when you want to use The Pentatonic Scale in jazz you don’t always want to use blues licks. You want to play melodies that sound like jazz.
In this video, I am going to go over some exercises and show you how you can use them to get another sound out of pentatonic scales and create some modal and some II V I jazz lines. Pentatonic scales are a huge part of the vocabulary of people like Pat Metheny, Kurt Rosenwinkel and John Scofield.
0:15 Jazz Melodies with Pentatonic Scales
0:39 Who Uses Pentatonic Scales in Jazz
0:58 Example 1
1:02 The Basic Am Pentatonic Box
1:28 Analyzing the Example
2:14 Exercises 1
2:27 Making Variations on Exercise 1
3:23 Example 1 – slow
3:28 Using The Am Pentatonic Scale with other material
3:42 Example 2
4:02 Example 2 – slow
4:07 Example 3
4:10 What is really important about the exercises!
4:37 Exercise 2 – Construction
5:10 Exercise 2 – Demonstration
5:16 Analysis of Example 3
5:43 Example 3 – Slow
5:53 Example 4 – Using it in a II V I
6:11 Example 4 – Slow
6:36 Example 5
6:40 Flexibility in Practicing
7:04 Designing Exercises with Good Phrasing
7:18 Analysing Example 5
7:56 Exercise 3
8:38 Example 5 – Slow8:41 Like the video? Check out my Patreon Page
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