The Most Useful Scale In Jazz
If you had to pick just 1 scale to learn in order to use over most standards, what would it be? Some say the major scale or one of it modes such as the dorian or lydian. Others swear by the so called bebop scale. But if you had to use any of those scales exclusively over a sophisticated chord progression such as “Stella by Starlight” or say “My Funny Valentine”, I can assure you that you wouldn’t get away with it.
On the other hand, there is another single scale that can work over all the changes in such tunes! And in this lesson, I show you and prove to you how you can use this one scale alone to successfully solo over most jazz standards by simply moving it around the fretboard ! That said, I am not advising that you discard all the other available scales when improvising. Instead, I want to enrich your understanding of how powerful this scale is so you can learn to use it over dozens of chord changes you probably felt you couldn’t improvise over. So be sure to check out my lesson on this scale I like to call, “The Swiss Army Scale of Modern Jazz”!
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The Most Useful Scale in Jazz (Mel Min Super-impositions) lesson files, can be downloaded for $8.50 . Your contribution is much appreciated, as it helps support the site and allows me to keep investing the long hours required to produce these lessons. The download includes the following files: PDFs with both regular notation and TAB of 10 lines over II-V-Is, explanation of the theory, Leadsheets with applications to “Stella by Starlight” and “Girl from Ipanema”, MP3s of each example, and a 2 Band in a Box files.
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