Turn Those Boring Scale Exercises Into Jazz

by | Jazz Improvisation

You know those boring exercises many books start you out with when you’re first learning your scales on the instrument? ¬†For the most part, they are based on a 4 note motif that is diatonically transposed to begin on every degree of the given scale. This is what is known as a motivic sequence.

In this lesson I show you the procedure to extract these motifs from many of those boring scale exercises and turn them into what you set out to accomplish in the first place….that is, play real music and not just scale exercises!


The Turn Those Boring Scale Exercises Into Jazz Files can be downloaded for $5.00 . 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 containing all the step by step instructions  included in the video, plus 10 motif sequence exercises for the 3 II-V-I scales, and 8 II-V-I phrases based on these exercises.

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