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Scale Exercises – Make Sure They Help You Play Better

Most of us practice scale exercises, but how much of that is just running up and down the scale or playing 3rds or diatonic arpeggios, and is that the best way to go about it?

In this video, I am going to talk about how you can start practicing exercises that are much closer to what you need in your solos and be more free when you improvise. This can really open up your playing so that you find it easier to create and play lines that sound great.

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Content:

00:00 Intro – More effective scale exercises

00:29 A Bebop Lick and Finding a Great Exercise

01:45 Barry Harris Philosophy

02:04 Another Classic Jazz Phrase

02:59 Flexibility And Vocabulary

03:47 Building from a Benson Inspired Line

05:29 Chromatic Passing Note Exercises?

05:58 Exercises that are Great in Jazz Solos!

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Dom7b5 arpeggios (CAGED)

These fingering suggestions were made by finding the arpeggio in each of the 5 CAGED system scale fingerings.

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Dom7#5 arpeggios (CAGED)

These fingering suggestions were made by finding the arpeggio in each of the 5 CAGED system scale fingerings.

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Maj7b5 arpeggios (CAGED)

These fingering suggestions were made by finding the arpeggio in each of the 5 CAGED system scale fingerings.

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Dim arpeggios (CAGED)

These fingering suggestions were made by finding the arpeggio in each of the 5 CAGED system scale fingerings.

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MinMaj7 arpeggios (CAGED)

These fingering suggestions were made by finding the arpeggio in each of the 5 CAGED system scale fingerings.

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Min7b5 arpeggios (CAGED)

These fingering suggestions were made by finding the arpeggio in each of the 5 CAGED system scale fingerings.

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Min7 arpeggios (CAGED)

These fingering suggestions were made by finding the arpeggio in each of the 5 CAGED system scale fingerings.

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Maj7 arpeggios (CAGED)

These fingering suggestions were made by finding the arpeggio in each of the 5 CAGED system scale fingerings.

Lessons on Maj7 arpeggios

You can also check out more material related to Maj7 arpeggios here:

Jazz Licks on a Maj7 chord – How To Sound Like Bebop

Are you using your Maj7 arpeggios on these chords?

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Major Scale – CAGED

Here is an overview of the Major scale in the key of C, using the CAGED system.

When playing these 5 scale positions it can be useful to be aware of when to shift position. The more you are used to it the easier the arpeggios and the other scale positions will be to play.

Practicing Scales and finding useful exercises

If you want to learn scales then you need to practice them in the right way. These posts will help you evaluate and improve how you work on scales in your practice routine

How to practice your scales and why – Positions

Practice Major Scales like this and you will get more out of it!

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