If you want to play jazz you probably figured out that you need to play the scale that fits the chord or the song when you improvise. We don’t need jazz scales but we do need scales.
But just knowing what scale and maybe a single position of it is not really helping you come up with better things in your solos.
You need to learn and practice things within the scale that will help you have material to play that sounds good in a solo.
Sometimes it seems that most people forget that about practicing scales…
Other useful Lessons on Scale Practice
0:00 Intro – Jazz and Scales
0:32 Playing the Scale
0:49 Positions and beyond
1:48 Make sure you know the notes
2:48 Diatonic 7th chords
3:34 A Step-wise method for learning the Arpeggios
4:08 Using Arpeggios in Solos
4:47 Example using arpeggios in a Lick
5:33 Triads (are also great in Jazz)
6:07 Example using triads in a Jazz Lick
6:50 Triad Patterns 315 and 513
7:32 Which scales to learn?
7:55 Chromaticism and Turning licks into scale exercises
8:31 Exercise adding chromaticism to diatonic structures
8:43 Developing a Peter Bernstein Lick into an exercise
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